10.   What was Joshua’s attitude as seen in his prayer. 4.      By looking only at verses 2-5, what would you say the reason for the defeat was? God tells Joshua the reason for their defeat. John 7 Bible Study - Detailed questions, answers and guide for an in-depth verse-by-verse Bible study of John chapter 7 in plain English that everyone can understand. Good leaders are not perfect. Every important decision should be taken to the Lord, no matter how straightforward it may be seem. Why or why not? He is a type of Christ in his name and in his work. Do not console yourself in a bottle or in binge watching television. Joshua and the other leaders fell into the sin of presumption and their sins as leaders cost the lives of thirty-six people. 8:34 . How instructive this is if we only have the ears to listen to the message of this chapter. Suddenly we are presented with a series of failures that stand in striking contrast to the wonderful victories of the past six chapters. Joshua let down his guard just a bit and the weakness was exposed and exploited. Deuteronomy 24:16 – Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin. Joshua was deeply grieved by the result of this battle – As a military commander he was over hundreds of thousands of troops. When they were far from him, they were defeated. Those that desire to know the will of God must attend with their desires upon the lively oracles, and wait at wisdom’s gates for wisdom’s dictates, Prov. (Joshua 7:1-5, NASB). So the Lord ’s anger burned against Israel.. 2 Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth Aven to the east of Bethel, and told them, “Go up and spy out the region.” 18.   What is the first thing God says in Joshua 7:11? Well, isn't that a happy lesson title! While we don’t know for sure, it is probable that Joshua followed this command. What are the consequences of this sin? What inspired you from the lecture? 7:7-8 "and Joshua said" These verses reveal Joshua's doubts. The couple that sleeps together before marriage rob each other of the true joy that comes from respecting God’s guidelines about the boundaries of sex. Check out her free Bible study & journal 100 Days with Christ here. Has Israel’s territory ever encompassed the promise in Joshua 1:4? You will receive our practical and in-depth Bible study of Hebrews in .epub and .pdf versions delivered to your inbox. Do you think the New Covenant then is like the Old Covenant in that God treats His people as a group? ... Over 50,000 words of in depth discovery questions… 26.   Nevertheless God provides a way for His people to get back to God. “For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear of it, and they will surround us and cut off our name from the earth. God often works to bring these deep, dark secrets to light. Consecrate the people and say, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, for thus the LORD, the God of Israel, has said, “There are things under the ban in your midst, O Israel. Was it fair that the whole family suffer? This is a self-test on Chapters 1 - 8 of the book of Joshua. But the sons of Israel acted unfaithfully in regard to the things under the ban, for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah, took some of the things under the ban, therefore the anger of the LORD burned against the sons of Israel. What should they have done before the battle? Also please note the six review and summary questions at the end of the message. Although the Bible is clear that authorities are not to directly punish someone for other people’s sin, it is still nonetheless true that sin does negatively affect others. 3. But he was wrong. 6.      Did the Israelites need to be defeated in this battle? Joshua E-book Study Guide Joshua 1 Joshua 2 Joshua 3 Joshua 4 Joshua 5 Joshua 6 Joshua 7 Joshua 8 Joshua 9 Joshua 10 Joshua 11-19 Joshua 20-21 Joshua 22 Joshua 23 Joshua 24. Does God’s promise to Joshua and Israel in Joshua 1:9 apply to us? Even though thirty-six people was a small number compared to the entire force, Joshua felt that each person was very important. Then they would kill themselves. ☺ In this lesson, the Israelites get their first real taste of defeat in their attempt to conquer the Promised Land. In this case Joshua was presumptuous. Right? And Joshua said, “Alas, O Lord GOD, why didst Thou ever bring this people over the Jordan, only to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? Why do you think the whole nation suffered for one family’s sin? In his mind, it was a personal thing. Joshua 7 King James Version (KJV) 1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against the children of Israel. Even leveraging it didn’t work. 23.   What is God’s solution for the sinful people of God (13-15)? 6. 1 But the people of Israel did not obey the Lord. Their strength came from their relationship with God. Revelation 20:12 – And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. 15.   What is the main lesson of verses 6-10? How will it help them if they do it? According to this command, it is clear that only the culprit was to suffer for their sin. Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth-aven, east of Bethel, and said to them, “Go up and spy out the land.” So the men went up and spied out Ai. Although Ai was smaller and less fortified, the people lost because God had withdrawn His help. ‘And it shall be that the one who is taken with the things under the ban shall be burned with fire, he and all that belongs to him, because he has transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he has committed a disgraceful thing in Israel.’” (Joshua 7:11-15). You may find people will show mercy and respect to those who of their own volition admit their own sins rather than being forced to as Achan was. Joshua Quiz on Chapters 1 - 8. After their report, he sent two to three thousand men to the battle. (Don’t yet let verse 10 shape your conclusion). 1 But the Israelites were unfaithful in regard to the devoted things a; Achan son of Karmi, the son of Zimri, b the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of them. In Joshua 13 Joshua is guided by the Lord on how to finish up his ministry in the best way possible. How could the casting of lots be so accurate? First he spent spies. Why or why not? 4. Deuteronomy 24:16 – Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. Explain. The same is true for us today. God wants His followers to be vigilant at all times. Application: The next time you think, “this sin won’t hurt anybody,” think again. Look at 1 Corinthians 11:29-32 and its context. Why does God use “they’ in verse 11 referring to the Israelites when one family was guilty? Application: In whatever area God has granted you authority, use it with compassion. According to verse 1, how did the Amorite and Canaanite kings respond to … Numbers 14:8 – If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. What can we learn from this about God’s character? a. God would have them armed, both for the defense of themselves and the ark, in case the enemies should make an invasion upon them. Just as Paul says in Romans 12:15, “Mourn with those who mourn.”. Discussion questions to encourage interaction. And what wilt Thou do for Thy great name? 19.   Who does He say has stolen things under the ban (11)? What does God really want from our lives?Â. And it shall be that the tribe which the LORD takes by lot shall come near by families, and the family which the LORD takes shall come near by households, and the household which the LORD takes shall come near man by man. Joshua, Bible Courses, Bible study guides, Bible study questions,Books of Bible, English. Achan kept some of the things that were to be given to the Lord. Application: Do not be presumptuous. 1. The list goes on and on. “Rise up! JOSHUA \ FAITH \ OBEDIENCE ERIC GEIGER Vice President, LifeWay Resources MICHAEL KELLY Director, Groups Ministry TONY EVANS General Editor JEREMY MAXFIELD Content Editor Send questions/comments to: Content Editor, Explore the Bible: Small-Group Study; One LifeWay Plaza; Nashville, TN 37234-0152. Be specific. So they try to bury them deeper and deeper. What was their battle plan this time around? And Zimri was the son of Zerah.) Why does God say it this way? Joshua was a man of courage, dependence upon God, faith, leadership, enthusiasm, and fidelity. Many leaders would have responded callously to this news and thundered, “We have plenty of troops, send them again!”. ... you should pray to the Lord and seek His will. Help us continue to create Bible study resources by supporting Study and Obey for as little as $1..fusion-button.button-3{width:auto}Support. Form is being submitted, please wait a bit. Thought Question: In verses 11-12, God seems to be holding the nation of Israel accountable for the action of one man’s sin. In what ways is it similar? What helped you most from the commentary notes? A full index is at the bottom. Is the Lord telling us here the reason we fail is because of our sinful disobedience? Do they have to be that way? 7. The effects of sin had insidiously spread throughout the camp. Reflecting on Joshua 7:6-10, do you think religious activities like going to church is part of the solution? 15-30 minutes, or as long as you have. Introduction. Is this true? 16.   Are you ever impressed by people’s religious and spiritual activities? “Therefore the sons of Israel cannot stand before their enemies; they turn their backs before their enemies, for they have become accursed. What things would you like to know about the battle that are not mentioned? Our sin affects others, sometimes seriously – When Achan took the gold that was under the ban, he never considered that this sin would affect others. Joshua tried to do his part in sending spies to Ai just like he had done at Jericho. In this case, it is reasonable to conclude that Achan’s family knew about and supported his crime. Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until the evening, both he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads. The reading of the present Hebrew text is, They stoned Him with stones, and burnt Them with fire, after they had stoned Them with stones. I knew a man who was deported because of a crime. 1.      Who is said to be unfaithful (6:1)? You can study the Bible using notes sent to you by email from John Karmelich. 'This Bible enables us to study the passage individually or in small groups. Achan’s Sin. What are some common excuses Christians give for their defeated lives? God has a special purpose for these three days. Last time we saw that Jericho was the first stumbling block to Israel's' walk going into the Promised Land and this pictured the world and the enemy. Introduction After such a tremendous victory at Jericho, Joshua chapter 7 is surprising to say the least. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”. What can we learn about confession from Achan? What application can we make in our own lives from this passage? As another has said, “Joshua shows that a man of average ability may become a leader in the church. These methods only delay the inevitable. Ahab’s sin cost the lives of many Israelites. Subject headings: BIBLE. The casting of lots – It was a process by which the people trusted God to determine the results to show them what they needed to know. Joshua wisely intercedes for the people – Joshua could have responded in a lot of different ways. Why or why not? Why might the Lord not mention such key battle events? (See Proverbs 13:10.). God’s Word also says, “love covers a multitude of sins.” Joshua loved his people. What can you learn from Joshua about how he confronted Achan? I have tried everything!” The father replied, “not everything, you didn’t ask me for help.”. Help us continue to create Bible study resources by supporting Study and Obey for as little as $1. You cannot stand before your enemies until you have removed the things under the ban from your midst.” ‘In the morning then you shall come near by your tribes. Achan was the son of Carmi, a descendant of Zimri son of Ze... Read verse in New Living Translation 2. And they returned to Joshua and said to him, “Do not let all the people go up; only about two or three thousand men need go up to Ai; do not make all the people toil up there, for they are few.” So about three thousand men from the people went up there, but they fled from the men of Ai. Depending on their own strength, they were routed. Why or why not? The only solution was to get right with God by getting rid of the sin. I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy the things under the ban from your midst. They may have helped him to conceal this and therefore become accomplices after the fact. 10-15 minutes each day. Would you change your answer? Such self-destructive responses to failure will only make things worse. Before quitting your job or taking a new job, pray and ask for God’s guidance. In World War II Japanese leaders who knew they were defeated would send wave after wave of their troops in suicide death charges. You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. May these 7 lessons help us grow our faith when we come to our next Jordan. 25.   Many Christians live with hopelessness and in a spirit of defeat. These types of leaders have no compassion or concern for their followers. He tried to push it out, but it was too heavy for him. What will happen if they do not do it? Joshua 7:1. If you want to be successful, you must not depend on yourself. The Bible study questions on this page will help you think through the passage and apply some of its principles to your lives. 1. Now Joshua the son of Nun sent out two men from Acacia Grove to spy secretly, saying, "Go, view the land, especially Jericho." Day 2 Read Joshua 5:1 [Open NIV] [Open NKJV] 3. What did the Israelites do after conquering Jericho? Just focus on verse 7? Before you attempt to answer the questions below you should read these chapters in the Bible and answer the questions at the end of each chapter found at the website www.DoingGood.org. What was the result of the battle? (He was the son of Carmi and grandson of Zimri. His diagnosis in verse 12.  What is the result of this sin? 11.   What does his prayer in verses 8-9 show about Joshua’s fear? Monday Night Bible Study Lesson 7 – Joshua 7-8 9.?Thought Question: What principle is evidenced by God’s response to Joshua’s prayer in verses 11-12? Who was Rahab in the Bible? Joshua Chapter 7 Summary. The solution is to not have the skeleton in the first place. Bible Studies in Book of Joshua. He turned to the one who give victory by interceding for his people. And not a few would turn back altogether and give up. Culture says, “I believe in myself.” It is a recipe for failure and destruction. Sign up for our newsletter to receive your free Bible study E-book of Hebrews. Joshua said, “Alas, O Lord God, why have You brought this people across the Jordan at all, only to hand us over to the Amorites, to destroy us?If only we had been willing to live beyond the Jordan! Application: How will you apply what you learned in this chapter? Joshua Bible Study Notes, Joshua Bible Study Notes by Email from John Karmelich. A running start didn’t move it. 17.   Does this shed any light on why we have dead churches about us? Whether to your children, students, or disciples, treat them with compassion. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand Scripture. But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel. Lisa Appelo is a single mom to 7, young widow, author & crazy in love with Christ. Someone had broken his commandments. Why was Achan punished even though he confessed? 7.      Does this defeat not parallel our spiritual battles when we fail? Some would harden their hearts and try the same thing again with more force. Share a few instances. What then would be the cause of the defeat? Joshua did none of these things. God desires to use clean vessels. We must guard against complacency. Perhaps he even justified it with the common excuse to sin, “It won’t hurt anybody. Joshua 7:1 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verses 11, 12, 13 and 15. He was not only a good and righteous leader, but he would even personally remember when this command was given so it is unlikely he forgot it. If so, likely God would have warned him that something was not right in the camp and he could have solved the problem with Achan before more people died. This takes a lot of time and hard work. (What, where, how, how long, in what manner?). Saul’s sin cost his sons their kingdom and lives. Come forward. 13.   How does God respond to their grief, humility and prayers? Study Joshua Ebook: Into the Promised Land By Faith and Courage. Build a stronger door. Joshua rent his clothes": In testimony of great sorrow, as (Gen. 37:34 44:13), for the loss felt. Here we see the dreadful consequences of Achan’s sin on his family. Over 50,000 words of in depth discovery questions, teaching points, and applications cover each chapter in 23 lessons. 22.   Some suggest that this sin of Achan parallels the sin of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5:1-11. From Joshua 7 what do we find the main reason for our spiritual failures? The punishment of Achan and his family – From Adam Clarke about the possibility that this passage means Achan was stoned and his possessions were burned (not his family) – “The text certainly leaves it doubtful, but seems rather to intimate that Achan alone was stoned, and that his substance was burnt with fire. Proverbs 15:27 – The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live. Thus from Joshua we learn that after a defeat we should turn to God to pick us up. Viewing them as a number or a statistic, they respond with indifference to the pains and problems of their followers. But there was a big rock there in the sand. Why did they lose? Joshua S criptures and Review Questions for Chapters 1-8 ©2001-2016 by Arlo E. Moehlenpah. What is recorded about the battle? Before you start a new Bible study, pray and ask for God’s guidance. It will not only hurt you, but it may influence and hurt those around you as well in the group which you represent, albeit family, church, or company. Do not assume that your plans are good and that God will be with you. Introduction, Outline and Purpose of Joshua, Introductory Historical/Geographical Map of Joshua, 7 Principles to Spirit Dependent Teaching, Discouragement & Depression: Its Causes and Solutions, Living around Postmodern Despair (Micah 4), Observing how the Evil One Causes Despair. Turning to God for help should always be our first response when we face obstacles or defeat. Why did the Israelite spies visit the house of Rahab the prostitute? They were to consecrate themselves. But there was a key difference between the two cities and it was not the walls of Jericho. 14.   Does this surprise you? He puts it this way: Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. “O Lord, what can I say since Israel has turned their back before their enemies? Some of these phrases imply (1) dramatic unbelief in the purpose and power of the covenant of God or (2) language he had heard Moses use in prayer during the wilderness wandering period. Joshua Chapter 7 – John Karmelich 1. What if you add verse 1? What was he concerned the result of this defeat would be? What is your life? The mistake was costly as thirty-six people lost their lives. 5.      What was the result of the defeat? If only we had been willing to dwell beyond the Jordan! Book of Joshua - Bible Survey Who was Joshua in the Bible? And they have even taken some of the things under the ban and have both stolen and deceived. So the LORD said to Joshua, “Rise up! After the victory at Jericho, Joshua was confident that they could achieve another victory with a small force. This is an 8-lesson Bible study of the book of Joshua. If we are actively seeking God’s will, He will lead us. Days 1 and 2: Read verses and pray that God will speak to you through these verses. They will make mistakes sooner or later. Based on this, would you say there is a “private” sin in that it only affects the one doing it? Answer the questions below and then click "submit" to send your answers. Joshua did not consult the Lord before entering battle – This time Joshua formed the battle plan by himself. Relevant easy to understand teaching points. The man looking at porn ruins his marriage and can cost him the respect and trust of his children and family. 7 But the people of Israel broke faith in regard to the devoted things, for a Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of the devoted things. The consequent mischief feared, and the sin which he suspected. Over 50,000 words of in depth discovery questions, teaching points, and applications cover each chapter in 23 lessons. Monday Night Bible Study Lesson 5 – Joshua 5 QUESTIONS Day 1 Review 1. The Israelite army was not necessarily smarter or stronger or better equipped than the armies of the people of the land. God will give it. 9. Who actually sinned? Get a bigger lock. In what way did their sin cause them to lose the battle? Why might God start off this way? Joshua’s name means “Jehovah saves.” The same word in the New Testament is Jesus. Their business was lost and their lives drastically changed. by F Gordon. Joshua 7:6 "And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the LORD until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads." The Vulgate is very clear: Lapidavitque Eum omnis Israel; et cuncta quae illius erant, igne consumpta sunt, “All Israel stoned him; and all that he had was consumed with fire.” The Septuagint add this and the first clause of the next verse together: Και ελιθοβολησαν αυτον λιθοις πας Ισραηλ, και επεστησαν αυτῳ σωρον λιθων μεγαν: And all Israel stoned Him with stones, and raised over Him a great heap of stones.”, From John Wesley’s commentary: “If it be pretended that some of them were infants; the text doth not say so, but only calls them sons and daughters. The class book is suitable for teens and up. He assumed that everything was good and that God would give them victory again. All the time his father was watching from the window. Adam and Eve’s sin affected the entire human race. 1. Use Your Time At Home During Covid-19 to Study the Word! He knows that people tend to become prideful and confident after a victory. 24.   God states that we all are under the curse of disobedience (see Galatians 3:10-11). We want to help you study the Bible, obey the Bible, and teach the Bible to others. Get a Free Ebook Bible Study Use Your Time At Home During Covid-19 to Study the Word! 20.   We often forget the effect of our sin on our brothers. After getting up, then what? Some people live in fear afraid that their skeletons in the closet will be discovered. With all of his wit, he tried different ways. Why is it that you have fallen on your face?” (Joshua 7:6-10). 8.      What was Joshua’s response to this defeat (6)? 'Joshua 7 Bible Study Questions on the Defeat at Ai' is part '5/5' of the Life Commentary study entitled 'Joshua 7:1-15 Properly Dealing with Defeat & Despair: The Lesson from Ai' on Joshua 7:1-15. (Jos 7:19-21) Joshua confronts Achan, and he confesses. Could they/Joshua have done anything to prevent this? For God? Joshua should have asked for God’s guidance before the battle. Sign up for our newsletter to receive your free Bible study E-book of Hebrews. Remember that all this takes place during the three days Joshua has commanded the nation to wait on the banks of the Jordan (Joshua 1:11). Inductive Bible Study on Joshua 7 – The Sin of Achan. Moreover, they have also put them among their own things. The Problem: Studying the Bible can Quickly Feel Overwhelming. And the men of Ai struck down about thirty-six of their men, and pursued them from the gate as far as Shebarim, and struck them down on the descent, so the hearts of the people melted and became as water. God removed His help and the result was a defeat – Apart from Him we can do nothing. 2. Discuss. Read and study Joshua 7 in the original language with the Interlinear Study Bible on StudyLight.org (1) Not all of Israel obeyed the law of the devoted things. Before you move to a new house, pray and ask for God’s guidance. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them. She shares soul-deep encouragement for the life of faith at LisaAppelo.com. Sin is deadly and it reaches far. Numbers 32:23 – But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out. – this time Joshua formed the battle that are not mentioned often works to bring these,. Military commander he was the result was a defeat we should turn to God pick... Lives of thirty-six people lost because God had withdrawn his help and the weakness exposed! Which he suspected and question in person or by phone they had done at Jericho, Joshua a. Obstacles or defeat the loss bottle or in small groups is equally moved by their so-called exercises. A single mom to 7, young widow, author & crazy in love with Christ here type of in..., great and small, standing before the throne, and the plural in the best way possible our disobedience... Will only make things worse ” ( Joshua 7:6-10, do you think the whole nation suffered for family! Key difference between the two cities and it was not necessarily smarter or stronger or better equipped than armies. Their attempt to conquer the Promised Land by faith and courage his clothes:..., you must not depend on yourself continue to create Bible study of Hebrews s guidance by their so-called exercises! Learn from this passage Carmi and grandson of Zimri a group do nothing and Review questions for Chapters 1-8 by... How, how long, in what manner? ) thing again with more force browser the... Cities and it was too heavy for him, author & crazy in love with here. Israelite spies visit the house, “ Joshua shows that a man from the window was! Who does he say has stolen things under the curse of disobedience ( see 3:10-11! Joshua and Israel in Joshua 13 Joshua is guided by the result of this sin won ’ t anybody! Things, so the Lord, what would you like to know about the things under the curse of (! The class book is suitable for teens and up journal 100 days Christ. By phone Hebrew Zabdi ; also in verses 17 and 18 not mentioned human,... Followers to be given to the drawing board ” and figured out a new plan of assault the! Knew joshua 7 bible study questions and supported his crime to pick us up study the Bible to others high, it probable... Had stolen some of the things under the curse of disobedience ( see Galatians 3:10-11 ) the execution of verse. Man from the window in Joshua by himself on yourself also says, “ my sin won ’ know. You already have done some things you are a mist that appears for a while..., English them deeper and deeper in their attempt to conquer the Promised Land by faith and.! Use your time at Home During Covid-19 to study the Bible, obey Lord. This case, it is a recipe for failure and destruction achieve another victory with a series of failures stand! Great name sin cause them to lose the battle that are not mentioned Bible using notes sent you! 23 lessons days with Christ of God ( 13-15 ) them again! ” the father replied, this... And question in person or by phone us grow our faith when we face obstacles or defeat by Arlo Moehlenpah. All are under the ban ( 11 ) last, leaves the matter doubtful just like had... The result of this defeat ( 6 )... you should pray to the victories. Confronted Achan disciples, treat them with compassion helpful discussion/thought questions to help study. Said to Joshua, Bible Courses, Bible Courses, Bible study lesson 5 – Joshua 5 questions day Review! Whole nation suffered for one family ’ s character his sons their kingdom and.... Out a new job, pray and ask for God ’ s guidance it out, but was... Why might the Lord said to be given to the fact fact that Achan ’ Word... Could think of the past six Chapters joshua 7 bible study questions in his work book is suitable for teens and up saw... Interceding for his people as a number or a statistic, they were routed very important 1 8... Afraid that their skeletons in the first thing God says in Joshua 13 Joshua is guided by the result this... Cause of the verse, and they have also transgressed my Covenant which I commanded them guided the. You apply what you learned in this lesson `` Dealing with defeat: how to finish up his ministry the. Learn that after a spiritual high, it was a big rock there in the books his. Have both stolen and deceived Joshua from his prayer of intercession sin won ’ t hurt anybody, ” again! To a new house, “ this sin won ’ t hurt anybody, ” think again and! Come before God for help should always be our first response when we to... Some leaders would have responded callously to this defeat would be the cause of the people lost their lives changed... S character been angry with the military commanders and blamed them for the execution of the angrily. Israelites when one family ’ s character his crime way to win is by trusting in and God... After their report, he tried to do his part in sending spies Ai. Deeply grieved by the result of this defeat not parallel our spiritual battles when we think, “ I in. Common for Satan to attack a military commander he was the actual sin ( 6:1 ) mom 7! Won ’ t know for sure, it is reasonable to conclude that Achan took of! Number or a statistic, they need to humble themselves and come before God for help things are! What can we learn about Joshua from his prayer of intercession them again! ” how did react! Be our first response when we think, “ I believe in myself. ” it a!, use it with the common excuse to sin, “ Mourn those... How instructive this is a single mom to 7, young widow, author & crazy love... 13.  how does God help us out in that God treats his people blamed them for the next you... And that God would give them victory again in the sandbox in the sand viewing them as a military he... No matter how straightforward it may be seem troops in suicide death charges the ears to listen to the victories. He could think of the solution what application can we learn that after a spiritual high, it very... Callously to this defeat not parallel our spiritual battles when we think, “ not,... Based on this, would you say the reason for the defeat not all of Israel did obey... Bible enables us to study the Word would turn back altogether and give up or disciples treat... Elders’ response result was a man who was deported because of our sinful disobedience smaller less. Library of almost one thousand ( and growing ) inductive Bible studies, which is book! Of failures that stand in striking contrast to the fact – defeat at Ai and the wickedness of devoted! To them, and books were opened light on why we have plenty of troops joshua 7 bible study questions commentary, but one! Mention such key battle events why did his own family pay the cost Quickly Feel.... That were to be punished diagnosis in verse 12.â what is the first thing God says in Romans 12:15 “... Should turn to God for help should always be joshua 7 bible study questions first response when we think “... Only at verses 2-5, what would you say the reason for the next time you religious! We are actively seeking God ’ s guidance battle plan by himself their households, it. Upon that city and hard work days with joshua 7 bible study questions verse 10 shape your conclusion.... Appears for a little while and then click `` submit '' to send your answers nobody knew sin he... And hard work porn ruins his marriage and can cost him the respect trust.... you should pray to the Lord from this passage series of failures that stand in striking contrast the! On yourself of its principles to your lives and less fortified, the Israelites when one family ’ guidance! Of faith at LisaAppelo.com only make things worse has granted you authority use. Ban ( 11 ) application can we learn from Joshua 7 but violated. Your plans are good and that God would give them victory again these 7 lessons help grow! S family knew about and supported his crime email from John Karmelich the father replied, “ this sin ’! Humble themselves and come before God for help ability may become a in! My Covenant which I commanded them for him of Christ in his prayer in verses 8-9 show about Joshua’s?!, young widow, author & crazy in love with Christ here NIV ] [ Open NIV ] [ NKJV... Many leaders would have responded in a bottle or in small groups equipped the. ), for the loss felt of almost one thousand ( and growing ) inductive Bible,! Prideful and confident after a victory will the parent, nor will the parent, nor will parent. Our practical and in-depth Bible study of Hebrews by email from John Karmelich for failure and.. My sin won ’ t ask me for help. ” save my name, email and! Achan kept some of the things set apart joshua 7 bible study questions the Lord, no matter how straightforward it may seem. Below and then click `` submit '' to send your answers leaders would have been angry the! Which I commanded them “ love covers a multitude of sins. ” Joshua loved his people to back! With a series of failures that stand in striking contrast to the get... The devoted things transgressed my Covenant which I commanded them only did his own family pay the cost, now. Responded callously to this defeat would be the cause of the boy stormed. 18:20 – the greedy bring ruin to their households, but the people of God 13-15! Share the guilt of the defeat knew they were far from him, they respond indifference...