Time for Destruction

No one in this region made peace with the Israelites except the Hivites of Gibeon. All the others were defeated. For the Lord hardened their hearts and caused them to fight the Israelites. So they were completely destroyed without mercy, as the Lord had commanded Moses.Joshua 11:19-20 NLT  Temptations come every day. Sometimes I resist…

Seedy Character

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends.Proverbs 11:30 NLT As I walk through my life, I leave things behind me. Some of it is quite literally rubbish which I discard (carefully, in the bin!) and which it would be pointless to carry with me, but a lot…

Muscle Power

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help  in times of trouble.Psalms 46:1 NLT When I was fit and spending all my spare time in the gym, I was strong. But it all fades away sooner or later. Human strength is like that, and it’s not always there when it’s needed. Not only that,…

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…