Wednesday September 20, 2017 “The Sports”

1 Kings 9:20-21 20 All the people who were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who were not of the children of Israel— 21 that is, their descendants who were left in the land after them, whom the children of Israel had not been able to destroy completely—from these Solomon raised forced labor, as it is to this day.
When Israel was given possession of the Promised Land, God commanded that all of those who possessed the land of Canaan be driven out of its borders.  God’s people failed to do that and there was continual trouble because of that.  Solomon handled the situation by using the non-Jew who remained in the land as general laborers.  I guess one could see this as “spoils” from a battle.
Pray today that God will help America to in some way, benefit from the many wars and peace keeping efforts we get into without it appearing that we are “taking advantage” of other countries.  We have invested so much of our wealth and the blood of our sons and daughters in fighting to keep the peace in a world where nations seem to be at continual odds with one another.
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