Many people may ask, “why was God so cruel to the five Amorite kings but so kind to the Israelites?” Actually, God has given the Canaanites sufficient time to repent; however, they did not turn towards God. While reading the Bible, we should not interpret out of, but within, context; who, when, where, what, why, are all important elements. When we read the Bible closely, we would find that God does things in very different patterns from ours. Therefore, we should not use our limited knowledge and wisdom to judge the way of God. God is kind, loving and forgiving, but He is also a consuming fire. Let’s hope that when the judgement day comes, we are not among those who regret. Let us try as hard as we can to spread the Gospel among our families; otherwise, when the gate closes, all those nonbelievers will be like the Canaanites; they will lost their chance of being saved.
We spread the Gospel not only by our words, but also by the changes in our lives. If a man is familiar with the Bible but does not evangelize or bear any fruit, he may become condemning and judgmental, yet without life of Jesus Christ; he can easily become a Pharisee.
Satan knows the power of God best, but He chose to disobey God. What makes us different from the devil is that we know God, and we choose to revere and obey Him.
When we accept Jesus and become part of His family, our identity was changed. While the world is cursed, we are all blessed become of God’s protection. We were sinners walking toward destruction, but because of our faith, we are now blessed sinners.
After God changes our lives, we should all sow the seed. The seed is the word of God; we cannot say whatever we want. We need to study and understand God’s word. Reading the Bible and getting some training can help us understand when to speak and how to sow the seed in the right place. When the seed fall on good soil, it will yield a hundred time what was sown.
When Joshua rose up and act, God said to him, “Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.” God helped Joshua and put his enemies under his feet. Because Joshua was obedient toward God and followed God’s every command, the Lord fought for the Israelites. If we do not obey Him, God will not fight for us. Dear brothers and sister, let us rise up and act, so that the almighty God will fight the war for us.