March 22, 2011

Settling Down

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James Jordan, commenting on Israel’s failure to thoroughly conquer Canaan:

It is a temptation to settle down and enjoy the fruits of victory before the victory is fully accomplished.  The land was essentially but not thoroughly conquered.  This temptation was not unique to ancient Israel.  Christianity captured the Roman Empire essentially but not thoroughly.  The Reformation captured Northern Europe essentially but not thoroughly.  God does promise peace and prosperity as the fruit of victory, but only when the victory is thorough.  It is dangerous to settle down too soon and too much.  The war is real, and it is never really over.  Eternal vigilance is the price of holiness. — Judges: A Practical and Theological Commentary, 28.

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