Entangled with the World
Text: Joshua 9
Joshua and the Israelites were on top of the world. Word was spreading of their great victories and their great God, and the Canaanites were worried. Rightly so, because they knew that unless they did something drastic, they were going to be next in line for destruction.
One of the neighboring cities, Gibeon, sent men disguised as ambassadors who had come from far away to make a peaceful alliance with Joshua. Once again, Joshua did not consult with God and rushed into this agreement. When the time came to go to the next city and conquer it, lo and behold, it was the city of the new alliance and Joshua’s hands were tied. The Gibeonites became the servants of Israel and now dwelt among them. This would only bring problems in the future. That alliance would bring sin and idolatry to Israel, and it would ultimately destroy them.
Satan is disguised as an angel of light, and the trappings of this world are enticing. Guard yourself from being entangled with the world. It will destroy God’s intentions for your life. Keep yourself pure and clean and allow God to work out His perfect plan for you.