his chosen sword

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his chosen sword

Deuteronomy 9:4 When Yahveh your God pushes them away before you, do not say in your heart, and this is what you say: ‘Yahveh brought me in to take possession of this land because of my righteousness.’ Instead, Yahveh will drive out these nations before you because of their wickedness.
Deuteronomy 9:5 You are not going to take possession of their land because of your righteousness or your integrity. Instead, Yahveh your God will drive out these nations before you because of their wickedness, in order to fulfill the promise he swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

his chosen sword

God was not being unfair to the inhabitants of the land, pushing them out to simply make room for the people he wanted there. No, that is not the kind of God revealed in the Bible. It was time for those inhabitants of the land to pay for their own sins and rebellion against God. This time, God would utilize the Israelites as his chosen sword of judgment.

Christian, do you have a problem with all those around you who seem to thrive and prosper, in spite of their ungodly lives and their hatred of you? When the time is right, God will answer their rebellion with his chosen sword of judgment. Don’t assume that you’re that sword. Your task is live in integrity and be a light in opposition to their darkness.

Lord, give us the wisdom to first conquer the evil within us, and let you take care of the evil all around us.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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