26 June, 2012

Being firm.

8 Now the children of Judah fought against Jerusalem and took it; they struck it with the edge of the sword and set the city on fire                                                          
Judges 1                                                                                                                                                  
So I was reading chapter 1 of judges.                                                                                                                                               
And it reminded me of something.                                                                                               
It reminded me of the need to be firm to our past bad habits.                                                         
In verse 8, Judah fought against Jerusalem and set the whole city to ruins.                                      
The whole city was destroyed.                                                                                                    
They destroyed every single Canaanite that lived there.                                                                   
27     However Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth Shean and its villages, or Taanach and its villages, or the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, or the inhabitants of Ibleam and its villages, or the inhabitants of Meggido and its villages; for the Canaanites were determined to dwell in that land.                                                                                                                        
28     And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, they put the Canaanites under tribute, but did      not completely drive them out.                                                                                                                                                
Why did Israel not drive them out? Letting them stay will cause problems in the future!                  
It is important to drive out all of our bad habits.                                                                           
If not, in the future, we will have problems dealing with it, because when it is the right time to deal with it, it is not being dealt with.

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