Joshua 7:12 KJV
Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.
It is so amazing how a small speck can become an hindrance to the success of the children of God while a whole log of sin can even translate to successful advance of a sinner.
It is very disturbing at times to see God chastise a believer for an act of sin even when others live freely in it without remorse.
Why me? That’s the question in a believer’s mouth at periods of trial or when he/she goes through God’s dealings, yet the unbelieving sinner tend to flourish with each passing time in his sin.
May I announce to you, that’s God’s way of cleansing and purifying you all over. Your conscience is not yet dead like that sinning sinner just because God deals with you immediately.
God would not allow you grow in iniquity because He cares so much about you. Many live and prosper seemingly in unrighteousness but really, they near their destruction daily. God would not watch you destroy yourself so, He is bent at correcting you when you go wrong.
Have you read the scripture that says “anyone the Father loves, He chastise”? Truth is, man will always take 10miles when afforded 2miles. The Grace of God us such that when you meddle yourself in sin, He comes with His rod of correction and His staff of re-direction to lead you back to the way of righteousness.
“When the wicked spring as a grass, and all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed forever more.” Ps.92:7.
Is that the kind of prosperity you desire? Is that the way you like to flourish? Many do the wrong things and seem to get away with it and people wonder if doing evil is the right way to greatness but I dare to say NO. They will not prosper.
But see the kind of prosperity you need to seek. “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like the cedar of Lebanon. Those that are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in their old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.” Ps. 92:12-13.
Friend, if in one way life seems to be resisting you, you can be rest assured that if you can allow God all the way, you will flourish at the end.
Israel could not prosper in battle just because of the accursed thing in their camp but it was also God’s way of preserving them withal goodly heritage. It was God’s way of keeping them righteous. It was God’s way of teaching them Holiness.
Don’t hate God, hate sin.