And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they reverted and behaved more corruptly than their fathers, by following other gods, to serve them and bow down to them. They did not cease from their own doings nor from their stubborn way.
Then the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel; and He said, “Because this nation has transgressed My covenant which I commanded their fathers, and has not heeded My voice, I also will no longer drive out before them any of the nations which Joshua left when he died, so that through them I may test Israel, whether they will keep the ways of the Lord, to walk in them as their fathers kept them, or not.” Therefore the Lord left those nations, without driving them out immediately; nor did He deliver them into the hand of Joshua.
How often we have our stubborn ways shown to us by a loving God YET we continue in "I want it my way". The Lord gives us many opportunity to learn from Him and follow His ways, which are better than our ways, if we will just hear and obey. If a rebellious spirit is keeping you from obeying God, it's time for a change of heart. We must "RETURN" to the Lord; He is gracious!
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