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“Don’t Embrace it”

Key Verse

“Neither did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.” Judges 1:29

Text — Judges 1:27-29


To embrace is to treat or accept someone or something with excessive care and attention. The tribe of Ephraim and other tribes in Israel disobeyed God’s instructions to them on how to treat the idol worshippers they met in the land of Canaan. They did not only allow these people to live with them, but also copied the evil ways of these ungodly people. The children of Israel became so fearful and lazy that they failed to drive out these idol worshippers from the land as God instructed them. They became sources of troubles and pains to Israel.

Do you have mates or habits that often lead you to offend God? Don’t embrace sin or sinners. Know that God has given you the power to do what He commands. Separate from those sinful friends and turn away from those irritating habits of selfishness, cheating, pretense, dishonesty, stubbornness and others. You will only have victory as you pray and press on to do God’s will today.

Further Reading

2 Corinthians 6:15-18

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to repent from every sin and separate from anyone and habit that can make me to sin.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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  1. This God given gift to our generation has been a spiritual channel of blessings for us in not only in Nigeria or Africa but throughout the world. I want to be like him and do the great commission effectively. God will keep Him and increase his anointing daily in Jesus name. Amen. It is a great privilege to always be under his ministration.

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