Who are the real slaves!
Who are the real slaves?
Oh, now we've created a monster! We didn't drive out the Jebusites in the last chapter and now we can't drive out the Canaanites in this chapter! Do you see a trend starting to develop?
The Ephraimites could not force the Canaanites to leave Gezer, so the Canaanites still live among the Ephraimites today, but they became slaves of the Ephraimites. (Joshua 16:10 NCV)
Harmless if they're YOUR slaves right?
Wrong. Because the wind will change directions and you'll be serving them one day! Heck, you're ALREADY serving them by allowing them to stay in the land!
Don't you see that their beliefs will infiltrate yours? Your daughters will marry their sons!
Their gods will be worshipped beside the REAL God!
Who are you fooling? You could've driven those guys out! Heavens, with all the miracles God has done for you, you want us to believe He wouldn't help you get them Canannites out?
Who's the enemy now? You're playing with them! This is a BIG mistake! Once they've wormed their way in your lives, they will never be taken out! You've been duped! Yep, duped by the devil himself! He coerced
you into believing the lie...and you fell for it!
Oh, how can I be this harsh? I am this harsh because I've done it too, and I've been duped too! I've fallen for the lies. I've allowed the enemy in. I've played both sides and I am harsh because I don't want others to fall.
Even Satan changes himself to look like an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14 NCV)
Don't forget that!
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