1 Chronicles 10:7
“And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.”

The sad part about these people fleeing is that the Philistines didn’t know that Saul had died.

An Open City

Joshua 8:17
“And there was not a man left in Ai or Bethel, that went not out after Israel: and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.”

The verse above is what led to the destruction of the city of Ai. Israel lost its first battle against this city because of


Joshua 16:10
“And they drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites unto this day, and serve under tribute.”

One of the things that separated Joshua and Caleb from the rest of Israel was their drive to

Riding Instead of Driving

Joshua 23:14
“And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.”

When I was a young boy, I always enjoyed

Finding Occasion

Judges 9:33

“And it shall be, that in the morning, as soon as the sun is up, thou shalt rise early, and set upon the city: and, behold, when he and the people that is with him come out against thee, then mayest thou do to them as thou shalt find occasion.”

The fact that you have an opportunity to do something doesn’t mean