July 16, 2018

Joshua 23:13 (NLT) — 13 then know for certain that the Lord your God will no longer drive them out of your land. Instead, they will be a snare and a trap to you, a whip for your backs and thorny brambles in your eyes, and you will vanish from this good land the Lord your God has given you.

Joshua was really telling the truth about sin and Jesus was the recipient of this because of our sin. Sin snared him, whipped him, put thorns on his head and pierced his side. Again our sin not his sin. Sin really does steal kill and destroy.

Joshua 23:15 (NLT) — 15 But as surely as the Lord your God has given you the good things he promised, he will also bring disaster on you if you disobey him. He will completely destroy you from this good land he has given you.

What an absolutely wonderful, loving, caring God we have. He hates sin so drastically and loves us so much that he will not let us sin successfully. Whatever it takes he will do to keep us from ending up in Hell. For that we should continually praise Him.

Be Inspired Hilltop!