Sunday, March 7, 2010

Are you "whole-heartedly" following after God?

I've been reading in Joshua lately and this verse stood out to me this morning...

ESV Online Study Bible Crossway: "Joshua 15:63 But the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the people of Judah could not drive out, so the Jebusites dwell with the people of Judah at Jerusalem to this day."

Up uintil this point Israel had been able to drive out everyone that God had commanded in order to give them the land that God had promised Abraham. It is possible that what Israel "could not do" here in verse 63 (drive out the Jebusites from the land) was the first sign of spiritual slippage--failing to follow the Lord "wholly".

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