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…. Modern-Day Applications From Judg 2:6-12. “Living Among The Canaanites”. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Moses forewarned Israel Num 33:50-52, 55 Joshua reminded Israel again following the initial conquests Josh 23:1-7, 12-13 Israel failed to obey God Judg 1:27-36

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Living among the canaanites


Living among the canaanites

Modern-Day Applications From Judg 2:6-12

“Living Among The Canaanites”


Living among the canaanites

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

  • Moses forewarned Israel Num 33:50-52, 55

  • Joshua reminded Israel again following the initial conquests Josh 23:1-7, 12-13

  • Israel failed to obey God Judg 1:27-36

    • They did not drive out the Canaanites

    • They allowed them to remain, live among them


Living among the canaanites

ISRAEL’S FAILURES

  • The loss of godly leadership vv. 6-9

    • Joshua had fulfilled his mission

    • Time had passed him, his generation by(no one lives forever)

    • He & his generation had brought Israel to her promised home


Living among the canaanites

ISRAEL’S FAILURES

  • The loss of godly leadership vv. 6-9

    • So much can happen between generations

      • Good leaders die off

      • Bad leaders can lead into apostasy

      • Israel was faithful as long as Joshua, his generation was alive

      • Once they were gone, Israel failed miserably


Living among the canaanites

ISRAEL’S FAILURES

  • The lack of knowledge of God’s will v. 10

    • Teaching is crucial Deut 6:6-7

    • Knowledge is a must Hos 4:6

    • This new generation was bereft of a working knowledge of God’s will

      • What He had historically done for Israel


Living among the canaanites

ISRAEL’S FAILURES

  • The lack of knowledge of God’s will v. 10

    • Failure in teaching OR Failure in learning

    • Either way, the result was the same

    • What God had done for His people had to be passed down to successive generations

      • Their identity depended upon this


Living among the canaanites

ISRAEL’S FAILURES

  • The lure of Baalismvv. 11-12

    • No leaders…No knowledge

    • Filling such a “void” with anything was easy

    • Baal = prevalent god among the Canaanites

      • Each community had its own version

      • Credited with fertility (crops, livestock, man)


Living among the canaanites

ISRAEL’S FAILURES

  • The lure of Baalismvv. 11-12

    • When neighboring peoples appeared successful, it was too easy for leaderless & ignorant Israel to adopt their methods

    • Israel violated the earliest of God’s commands Ex 20:3-5


Living among the canaanites

ISRAEL’S FAILURES

  • The lure of Baalismvv. 11-12

    • Israel was no longer God’s peculiar peopleEx 19:5-6

    • Because of her first 2 failures, Israel could not see this danger for what it truly was… DEATH Prov 14:12


Living among the canaanites

OUR FAILURES

  • The spiritual applications are striking

    • We are not trying to claim a physical land

    • However, we are trying to secure a homePhil 3:20 Heb 11:13-16

    • We’ve not even been commanded to drive out our “Canaanites” Mt 5:13-16

  • We’ll apply the same 3 points…


Living among the canaanites

OUR FAILURES

  • We can lose godly leaders

    • Through their death…through their apostasy

    • It is crucial we constantly stay prepared for the next generation of leaders

    • We can’t afford to be found in such a “vacuum” or void


Living among the canaanites

OUR FAILURES

  • We can have a lack of knowledge

    • Possessing knowledge is a premium Eph 5:17 2 Pet 3:18

    • Like Israel, we can in 2 major ways –

      • We can fail to teach the next generation

      • The next generation can fail to learn


Living among the canaanites

OUR FAILURES

  • We can have a lack of knowledge

    • Important issues that identify & define us will become foreign (authority, nature/work/ organization/worship of church, salvation)

    • Our “distinction” must be maintained2 Cor 6:14-18

    • “Distinction” via the word of God 2 Tim 2:15


Living among the canaanites

OUR FAILURES

  • We can be lured by “Baalism”

    • Our “Baalism” = worldliness, false religion

    • Any form of carnality, man-made religion that has the appearance of success must be avoided Jn 18:36 1 Pet 2:9-11 1 Jn 2:15-17


Living among the canaanites

OUR FAILURES

  • We can be lured by “Baalism”

    • In some local churches, it appears some have already given in to this

    • If we fail re: the first 2 points, we will surely fail here

      • We will be just like Israel…empty

      • It will be easy for us to bow to our “Baals”


Living among the canaanites

CLOSING COMMENTS

  • Our text appears right before a tragic and disappointing cycle of unfaithfulness

    • For the next 350+ years, Israel would reap the effects of these 3 failures

  • Our future is not yet written

    • The time for us to evaluate is NOW


Living among the canaanites


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