They were tired. So they didn’t finish conquering the Promised Land.
The new dominant force was content to allow a vestige of Canaanite population, now subjugated, in Israel. Some would call it humanitarian compassion.
Others would call it laziness.
Whatever you call it, the unconquered idolaters were the bane of Israel. Centuries later, both Israel and Judah were carried off to exile because Joshua’s generation was unwilling to fully carry out God’s plan.
Once you make a decision, then you face the toughest job of all: actually doing it.
Just look at gym memberships. The success of the gym business model depends on people NOT coming. If all who paid fees, the gym would be overrun with clients. The fact that your membership costs are low depends on nine others not coming.
Good intentions must lead to action. It is not enough to think.
Whether it’s getting your career on track or your spiritual life, your worst foe is not the economy or the devil. It is inertia.
Break out status quo today.
Here you can read about the other sins of this series: greed, stubbornness, complaining, deceit, despising, cowardice, unbelief, jealousy, pride. Even if you’re not a Christian, you’ll be inspired to be a better person.