Joshua was likely tempted to use the Canaanites’ weapons against them, but God would not have it. Strategy and innovation are not prohibited, but God demands that his people place their ultimate trust in him. We cannot place our trust in the very things that our enemies have trusted, while assuming that God will bless it.
Joshua was perfectly obedient as he waged war against the Canaanites, even destroying their chariots and horses (verse 6). There are many treasures of Babylon/Canaan that are ripe for the Christian to plunder. All truth is God’s truth. However, there are certain tools and tactics of the devil that the Christian must resist.
Grace is a gift, but this gift must be received through faith. And here’s the really neat part – God provides the faith necessary to receive grace as well.
Just as Joshua and Israel found great success in conquering their enemies in Joshua 10, God now grants them the same success against an even greater enemy in Joshua 11. In Joshua 10, Israel goes to war against five kings and their armies. In Joshua 11, all the remaining kings in the land of Canaan now unite against Joshua, so …
God’s ordinary design for the Christian life is that we often face challenges in a progression of increasing difficulty. The victories of our past serve to be training grounds for the next trial.
In this episode of Theology Applied, Rachel Jankovic joins the show to describe, in very practical terms, what Women’s Ministry looks like in Moscow, Idaho (Christ’s Church/Wilsons).
“Do not make yourselves unclean by any of these things, for by all these the nations I am driving out before you have become unclean, and the land became unclean, so that I punished its iniquity, and the land vomited out its inhabitants.” Leviticus 18:24-25 ESV
“Nations that forget God will be turned into hell.” -Matthew Henry
Natural revelation does not merely address the immoral nature of murder, theft, or deceit. Natural revelation speaks, first and foremost, of God. It is an indictment against the idolatry of all men.
Those who oppose Christian Nationalism must be careful not to “unhitch from the Old Testament.”