“These are the nations that the Lord left in the land to test those Israelites who had not experienced the wars of Canaan. He did this to teach warfare to generations of Israelites who had no experience in battle. These are the nations: the Philistines (those living under the five Philistine rulers), all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites living in the mountains of Lebanon from Mount Baal-hermon to Lebo-hamath. These people were left to test the Israelites—to see whether they would obey the commands the Lord had given to their ancestors through Moses.” (Judges 3:1-4 NLT)
Hello family, This is the beginning of the time of the judges. Joshua has died and a new generation has grown up. They had not experienced warfare with Joshua when they came into the Promised Land. God left a few nations there to test them and teach them warfare. God will do the same with us. We enter the season he promised us and a lot of obstacles are defeated, but there are a few that still lay ahead. God wants us to grow stronger in our faith in Him so He will leave opportunities for us to grow. No, it may not be fun but it is necessary. The only way you get stronger muscles is by training. The training breaks down the muscles, but they heal and become stronger, bigger and more toned. Don’t panic this just a test! Don’t hate the test in your promised land!
Much Love & God Bless
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