Setbacks, Sin, and Surrender
Thrill of victory followed by the agony of defeat.
Problem of sin. 7:1
- Sin’s pattern: I saw. I coveted. I took. (vv.20-21)
- Sin’s consequences:
- Defeat. 7:2-5
- Destruction. 7:13-25
Yet sin does not have the final word.
- Ai is defeated. Joshua 8
- Valley of Achor is turned into a door of hope. Hosea 2:14-15
- Another Joshua, Jesus, is God’s final solution. Ephesians 2:3-4
Take Home Idea: The consequences of sin are real and deadly, but sin does not have the final word.