And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out. Neither did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them. Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries. Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob: But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out. (Judges 1:28-32)
Today’s Morsel: One of the things about becoming a Christian is that you have to get rid of your enemies. The Bible says that when Israel was strong they did not drive out those that God told them to. They allowed them to stay where they were among them. And even today, many of these nations and tribes are against them. Jesus gave us power to eradicate our enemies and the things not like Him. We must get these things out of our lives. We must not allow them to stay when He tells us to rid of them. Always remember a half dead snake is just as dangerous as a live one.
Sing: Let God arise and His enemies be scattered. Let God arise and His enemies be scattered. Let God arise and His enemies be scattered, let God, let God, arise!
Thought For Today: Always remember a half dead snake is just as dangerous as a live one. (Parker)