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13 Get up! Consecrate the people and say, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow; for thus says the Lord, God of Israel, “There are devoted things in your midst, O Israel. You cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the devoted things from among you.” ~ Joshua 7:13

God told Joshua to consecrate the people for tomorrow. You must always prepare today for tomorrow. If you wait for tomorrow, it will be too late; tomorrow will come and pass you by. Also, notice this. He was not going to do it for them; the people were to consecrate themselves.

Some people believe that this is an action taken by the LORD. But nowhere do I find the LORD doing this for us, we must do it for own ourselves. Even with things like Mount Sinai, when God came down on the mountain in Exodus 19, they had to consecrate both the mountain as well as themselves (Exodus 19:22-23).

God did not do it for them. We’ve gotten spiritually lazy and want God to do everything for us. Just take it away LORD, just take it away! But Paul instructed us in 1 Corinthians 5:7 to get rid of the old leaven so that we might be a new batch. We have to do it ourselves. We transform ourselves by renewing our minds, Paul wrote in Romans 12:2. And he wrote the same thing in Ephesians.

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