June 2015

Thorns in Your Sides Part 2


Sermon Notes of Pastor Don Elmore

May 24, 2015

Scripture Reading: Joshua 23:11-13

11) “Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.

12) Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of  these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:

13) Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes,  until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.”

Are these descendants of these people still living in the world today:  the covenant people of God, Israel and their enemy, the Canannites?  If the Israelites married any of the remnant of the nations that use to occupy the land that they now lived in; they would become snares, traps, scourages, and thorns to them.  There is not one good thing said about any Canaanite in the Bible.

Who are they?   They are not called Canaanites today.