The root of the problem

So Joshua conquered the whole region—the kings and people of the hill country, the Negev, the western foothills, and the mountain slopes. He completely destroyed everyone in the land, leaving no survivors, just as the Lord, the God of Israel, had commanded.Joshua 10:40 NLT Some weeds can be really difficult to remove. Mare’s Tail is…

To do, or not to do?

So the Israelites examined their food, but they did not consult the Lord.Joshua 9:14 NLT  I don’t know how many decisions I make in a day. Some of them are trivial, some more important. To do something, or not, to say something, or not, to go somewhere, or not. Some are made in the flash…

All the same

A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.1 Corinthians 12:7 NLT ‘Each of us’ is another way of saying everyone who is a Christian. There are no exclusions. ‘Each other’ is the same but also infers reciprocity and excludes selfishness. So this means that I have been given…

Nae Fear!

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid or discouraged. Take all your fighting men and attack Ai, for I have given you the king of Ai, his people, his town, and his land.”Joshua 8:1 NLT Just a day after a deflating defeat at the hands of the people of Ai, Joshua was…

Secret Sin? Nope!

Israel has sinned and broken my covenant! They have stolen some of the things that I commanded must be set apart for me. And they have not only stolen them but have lied about it and hidden the things among their own belongings.Joshua 7:11 NLT It’s easy to think that I can hide a sin,…