Friday, 11th December 2020: Watch who you associate yourself with!

Scriptures Reading : Judges 1:20-21.  And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses said: and he expelled thence the three sons of Anak. And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.
Reflections: Each tribe was allotted their portion of the land of Canaan. Apart from his tribal apportionment, Caleb was given Hebron as his personal inheritance. As soon as he received this package of blessing, he moved into action. He will not allow the sons of Anak to co-exist with him on his inherited land. Neither will he enter into a league with them. He knew of the security threat they could pose in the future. He therefore fought and drove them out. Caleb’s attitude was in sharp contrast to that of the other tribes of Israel. They failed to drive out the inhabitants of their land and chose to live with them. Later on these inhabitants became a thorn in their flesh and caused a lot of unrest in their lives (Numbers 33:55). Caleb’s inheritance was free of such disturbances. In life you must be careful not to associate yourself with people who will later prove to be enemies to your progress and establishment. Like Caleb, you must be discerning enough to identify and expel them from your life.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to discern and expel the presence of people who will prove to be enemies to my progress in the future.
Confession: I don’t bring myself into association with people who will end up becoming enemies to my progress and establishment.

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