Joshua Chapter 7: Defeat at Ai
1) Enemies defeated 3) Rest
2) No confidence in the flesh
a) Do the obvious
b) He will tell us 4) Passover
5) Eating grain
6) Sanctified Ground
Joshua 6:17-18 And the city shall be under the ban …But as for you, keep yourselves from the things under the ban, lest you covet them and take some of the things under the ban, so you would make the camp of Israel accursed and bring trouble on it.
Joshua 6:21 They utterly destroyed everything in the city, man and woman, young and old, ox, sheep and donkey, with the edge of the sword.
Genesis 9:25 So he said, "Cursed be Canaan”
Galatians 1:9 If any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed.
Genesis 10:15-19 And Canaan became the father of Sidon, his first-born, and Heth and the Jebusite and the Amorite and the Girgashite and the Hivite and the Arkite and the Sinite and the Arvadite and the Zemarite and the Hamathite; …And the territory of the Canaanite extended from Sidon as you go toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; as you go toward Sodom and Gomorrah…
Exodus 20:5 I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations
Ezekiel 18:2 “The fathers eat the sour grapes, but the children's teeth are set on edge”
Jeremiah 31:29-30 In those days they will not say again, “The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.” But everyone will die for his own iniquity; each man who eats the sour grapes, his teeth will be set on edge.”
Romans 3:25 In the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed
Acts 17:30 Having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent
Acts 14:16-17 In the generations gone by He permitted all the nations to go their own ways; and yet He did not leave Himself without witness
Joshua 2:11 And when we heard it, our hearts melted and no courage remained in any man any longer because of you; for the LORD (“YAHWEH”) your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.
21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity
26-27 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
Deuteronomy 32:32 Their vine is from the vine of Sodom, and from the fields of Gomorrah
Ephesians 2:1-2 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass regarding the accursed things, for Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed things; so the anger of the LORD burned against the children of Israel.
2-5 Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth Aven, on the east side of Bethel, and spoke to them, saying, "Go up and spy out the country." So the men went up and spied out Ai. And they returned to Joshua and said to him, "Do not let all the people go up, but let about two or three thousand men go up and attack Ai. Do not weary all the people there, for the people of Ai are few." So about three thousand men went up there from the people, but they fled before the men of Ai. And the men of Ai struck down about thirty-six men, for they chased them from before the gate as far as Shebarim, and struck them down on the descent; therefore the hearts of the people melted and became like water.
6-9 Then Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face until evening, both he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads. And Joshua said, "Alas, Lord GOD, why have You brought this people over the Jordan at all--to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us?”
10 So the LORD said to Joshua: "Get up! Why are you lying on your face?
John 15:2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away (“lifts up”)
11 “Israel has sinned…For they have even taken some of the accursed things; and they have also put it among their own stuff.
Isaiah 53:5 He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him
12 “Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies
13 Get up, say, 'Sanctify yourselves, because thus says the LORD God of Israel: "There is an accursed thing in your midst, O Israel; you cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the accursed thing from among you."
20-21 Achan said, "Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and this is what I have done: When I saw a beautiful Babylonian garment, two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, I took them”
25 And Joshua said, "Why have you troubled us? The LORD will trouble you this day." So all Israel stoned him with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation (“judgment”) for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Joshua 8:1 Now the LORD said to Joshua: "Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; take all the people of war with you, and arise, go up to Ai. See, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, his people, his city, and his land. … Lay an ambush for the city it….