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July 28: Joshua 7 – Sin Must Go

Sin Must Go!
Joshua 7

Text: Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the Lord God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.
Joshua 7:13 KJV

Learn and Apply:
Joshua and the people had just experienced a great victory over Jericho; they were excited and thought the victory would continue. They expected God to follow them wherever they went and to give them victory over any enemy they face. But it was not so with Ai. Ai defeated them, they chased them away and even killed tens of them. They were terrified. “God why?” Joshua asked.

God didn’t waste time in giving his answer. They had sinned and disobeyed God’s instructions. They had contravened God’s law and God withdrew his presence from them, thus they went to battle and failed woefully. Thankfully, God didn’t leave them to wonder for too long. He revealed to them the reason for their failure and told them what to do to come out of failure and move to victory. They had to sanctify themselves, they had to remove the accursed sin from among them.

We too must look at our lives. Have we been experiencing setback in any area of our life? Let us go to God today and ask him to reveal the reason to us. And if it is because of a sin we are courting, let us receive grace to put away the accursed thing. Israel wasn’t happy that Achan and family had to die, but that was the only way they could get in right standing with God.

May God give us the grace to put away the accursed thing from our lives, family, and nation in Jesus name.

Pray: Thank you Father for your word to us today. Please give us the grace to live free from sin and corruption. Help us to put away everything stopping your glory from manifesting in our lives in Jesus name.

By Ikechukwu Amadi