“And the LORD said unto Joshua, FEAR NOT, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai: see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land” ~ Joshua 8:1
FEAR NOT: Let’s Shun Sin Instead
The Hebrew nation had just suffered a resounding defeat at the hands of the small city of Ai, because of Achan’s sin (Joshua 7). Having rooted out that sin, God now encourages Joshua to do battle with Ai again. This time Joshua would be victorious.
Sometimes we also suffer defeats in our lives because of our sins. And the message for us is the same: GET RID OF THE SIN!!!
Once we stop harboring hidden, un-confessed sin in our lives we will suffer defeat, because God is not with us. But, when we stop deluding ourselves and instead confess our sin(s) to God, God will forgive us; He will walk with us, and we will triumph in The LORD!
FEAR NOT, if the sin is gone,
The battles will be won!
FEAR NOT, put the sin away
And experience triumph today!
This post is a part of a series on several of the “FEAR NOT” sayings in the Bible.