Joshua 23:1-13 Driving Out or Co-habiting

This one-off sermon looks at an overview of the book of Judges.  Having been instructed by God through Joshua, the Israelites start to claim the land God has given them.  They are at first careful to obey his commands to drive out all the people before them so that they would not co-habit or share their land.  Judges, however, shows the gradual decline away from God’s commands to the point where the people did what was right in their own eyes.

This is all compared for Christians today and the need to drive out sin from our lives.  We must never tolerate sin, live with it, co-habit with it or believe that it won’t have a strong influence on us.  We must be careful to live in a way which does not want “to know what God will tolerate, but rather what he desires.”