Hidden In The Dirt (Joshua 7:16-22)

So Joshua rose early in the morning and brought Israel by their tribes, and the tribe of Judah was taken. He brought the clan of Judah, and he took the family of the Zarhites; and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man, and Zabdi was taken. Then he brought his household man by man, and Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken. Now Joshua said to Achan, “My son, I beg you, give glory to the LORD God of […]

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Accursed Things (Joshua 7:10-15)

So the LORD said to Joshua: “Get up! Why do you like thus on your face? Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. For they have even taken some of the accursed things, and have both stolen and deceived; and they have also put it among their own stuff. Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, because they have become doomed to destruction. Neither will I be with you anymore, unless you destroy the accused from among you. “Get up, sanctify the people, and […]

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Then what will You do for Your great Name? (Joshua 7:6-9)

Then Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.  And Joshua said, “Alas, LORD GOD, why have You brought this people over the Jordan at all – to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us?  Oh, that we had been content, and dwelt on the other side of the Jordan! O LORD, what shall I say when Israel turns its back before its enemies?  For the […]

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Who is Your Wise Council? (Joshua 7:1-5)

But the children of Israel committed a trespass regarding the accursed things, for Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Juda, took of the accursed things; so the anger of the LORD burned against the children of Israel. Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth Aven, on the east side of Bethel, and spoke to them, saying, “Go up and spy out the country.” So the men went up and spied out Ai. And they returned to Joshua and said […]

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Simple Childlike Faith

“It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat.  And the people shall go up every man straight before him.” ~ Joshua 6:5 When I first heard the story of Joshua and the destruction of Jericho (Joshua 6) I was a child in Sunday School.  I heard it, I didn’t question it, I just accepted it as fact.  The Lord […]

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So What’s The Deal With Yoga?

So what’s the deal with yoga?  I’m a Christian and all things are permissible to me, right (1 Corinthians 10:23 CEB)?  So why can yoga be such hot topic among Christians?  It’s just exercise, right? Hmmm…  Well, that depends. Let’s look at it from a scriptural standpoint. When the LORD your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you […]

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Being Good Is Just a Fable

Do you remember way back in the day when Amy Grant first sang “I Have Decided”? I do. I was just a kid and enjoyed that song so much. I would blast that cassette tape on my stereo, shout the lyrics at the top of my lungs, and dance like crazy in front of my bedroom mirror. Oh, it was so much fun! But, oh, how it confused me so. Being good is just a fable? I just can’t cause I’m not able? What is this Grant girl talking about? How do you get to […]

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Don’t Be A Fool

And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which the LORD swore to your fathers. ~Deuteronomy 6:18 You shall do what is right and good -{In the sight of the LORD.}-  Not in your own sight, not in the world’s sight, but in the LORD’s sight.  God sets the standard for what is right and good, no one else, not ourselves, not our friends, not our culture, not even the […]

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Will You Go to Heaven?

Will You Go to Heaven? I remember a period in my life, a very long period in fact, where I could not honestly answer that question.  I thought the answer was no, I was not going to heaven.  I believed, like many, that Heaven was for the perfect.  I believed Heaven was for those people that had their lives all figured out, had God all figured out, went to church every Sunday and Wednesday, and obeyed every commandment.  I believed Heaven was for the person who had never committed adultery, had never lied or stolen, […]

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