- In what four ways were the Israelites to deal with the idolatrous inhabitants of Canaan (Verses 1-5)?
What points regarding the Christian’s duty of separation from sin and the world do they illustrate?
Cf. Eph. 5:11; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; I John 5:21.
- In verse 6 -11 what three reasons does God give the people for this drastic attitude?
What New Testament principles correspond to this?
Cf.1Pet. 1:15, 16; 2:9-12.
- In verse 12-16 what three blessing does God promise will attend the faithful pursuit of this policy?
What blessings are promised in the New Testament to the Christian who practice spiritual separation?
Cf. 2 Cor. 6:17, 18; 1 John 2:15-17.
- In verses 18-26 how does God answer their question of verse 17?
What does this teach about the power given to the Christian to ‘be separate’?
Cf. 2 Cor. 2:14-16; John 16:33; Rom. 5:10; 1 John 5:4.
- Verse 2. ‘Utterly destroy’: the Hebrew word means’ to separate to a deity’ and hence ‘to put to death’ or ‘destroy’ as here, and in verses 25, 26.
- Verse 20. ‘Hornet’ are powerful insects, whose attack in large numbers is dangerous and may prove fatal. Some take the word, however, here (and in Exod. 23:28 and Josh. 24:12) in a figurative sense, as meaning some plague or terror that spreads dismay.