Wednesday, January 17, 2024

January 17, 2024

It is hard to obey, but we are not to have fellowship with unbelievers or those who run after fake gods. Joshua warned the Israelites not to have communion with the Canaanites or marry them because of their idol worship. Doing so would cause them trouble, would negate their covenant with God, and give him no choice but to leave them to their own demise and provide him with cause to run them off the good land he had given them. When reading God’s warnings, I remember that he never changes, though because of Jesus, we have a shield between us and the Father. However, we should be obedient in this command so we don’t get caught up in sinful behavior and cause our witness to be tainted. It’s easy to get lured away from following God fully, so we must be diligent to stay holy because He is holy. Following Jesus is a lifestyle change and something to be embraced. Don’t allow the enemy to pull you away. When I began to fully embrace everything Godly, my life changed drastically! I’m not saying I don’t have trouble, but I am saying it’s much easier to cope. He soothes our anxiety and helps us focus on Him when things go awry, giving us the peace and confidence that all will work out for the best. Avoid idols, make no covenant with people who worship them, and trust God fully.

That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them: But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day. Joshua 23:7-8

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