No compromise

Week beginning: 30th October, 2016 | By Caroline Eade | Cambridge

"Israel has sinned; they have violated my covenant, which I commanded them to keep. They have taken some of the devoted things; they have stolen, they have lied, they have put them with their own possessions. That is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies [...] I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy whatever among you is devoted to destruction." Joshua 7 v 11-12 (NIV 2010)

Joshua 7 v 11-12 (NIV 2010)

Joshua 7 is shocking on many levels. It starts with the defeat of an Israelite army by the men of Ai and ends with the stoning of a man called Achan, his children and all his possessions.

Joshua had complacently failed to ask for God's guidance in de

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