Serve God, not your own worldly desires.

And when the children of Israel had become strong, they put the Canaanites to forced work, in place of driving them out.
Joshua 17:13

Then the children of Joseph said to Joshua, Why have you given me only one part and one stretch of land for my heritage? For through the blessing given to me by the Lord up to now, I am a great people.
Joshua 17:14

1)Rom 12:2 And let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God.

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1.Rom 12:2 And let not your behaviour be like that of this world, but be changed and made new in mind, so that by experience you may have knowledge of the good and pleasing and complete purpose of God.

Compromises with the enemy lead to idolatry

And the Canaanites who were living in Gezer were not forced out; but the Canaanites have been living among Ephraim, to this day, as servants, doing forced work.
Joshua 16:10

1)Num 33:52 See that all the people of the land are forced out from before you, and put to destruction all their pictured stones, and all their metal images, and all their high places:
Num 33:53 And take the land for yourselves, for your resting-place: for to you I have given the land as your heritage.
Num 33:54 And you will take up your heritage in the land by the decision of the Lord, to every family its part; the greater the family the greater its heritage, and the smaller the family the smaller will be its heritage; wherever the decision of the Lord gives to any man his part, that will be his; distribution will be made to you by your fathers’ tribes.
Num 33:55 But if you are slow in driving out the people of the land, then those of them who are still there will be like pin-points in your eyes and like thorns in your sides, troubling you in the land where you are living.

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1.Num 33:52 See that all the people of the land are forced out from before you, and put to destruction all their pictured stones, and all their metal images, and all their high places:
Num 33:53 And take the land for yourselves, for your resting-place: for to you I have given the land as your heritage.
Num 33:54 And you will take up your heritage in the land by the decision of the Lord, to every family its part; the greater the family the greater its heritage, and the smaller the family the smaller will be its heritage; wherever the decision of the Lord gives to any man his part, that will be his; distribution will be made to you by your fathers’ tribes.
Num 33:55 But if you are slow in driving out the people of the land, then those of them who are still there will be like pin-points in your eyes and like thorns in your sides, troubling you in the land where you are living.

Make yourselves holy, put away the lusts, the desires and the pride.

Up! make the people holy; say to them, Make yourselves holy before tomorrow, for the Lord, the God of Israel, has said, There is a cursed thing among you, O Israel, and you will give way before your attackers in the fight till the cursed thing has been taken away from among you.
Joshua 7:13

1)1Co 5:1 It is said, in fact, that there is among you a sin of the flesh, such as is not seen even among the Gentiles, that one of you has his father’s wife.
1Co 5:2 And in place of feeling sorrow, you are pleased with yourselves, so that he who has done this thing has not been sent away from among you.
1Co 5:3 For I myself, being present in spirit though not in body, have come to a decision about him who has done this thing;
1Co 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you have come together with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,
1Co 5:5 That this man is to be handed over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may have forgiveness in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1Co 5:6 This pride of yours is not good. Do you not see that a little leaven makes a change in all the mass?
1Co 5:7 Take away, then, the old leaven, so that you may be a new mass, even as you are without leaven. For Christ has been put to death as our Passover.

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1.1Co 5:1 It is said, in fact, that there is among you a sin of the flesh, such as is not seen even among the Gentiles, that one of you has his father’s wife.
1Co 5:2 And in place of feeling sorrow, you are pleased with yourselves, so that he who has done this thing has not been sent away from among you.
1Co 5:3 For I myself, being present in spirit though not in body, have come to a decision about him who has done this thing;
1Co 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you have come together with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,
1Co 5:5 That this man is to be handed over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may have forgiveness in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1Co 5:6 This pride of yours is not good. Do you not see that a little leaven makes a change in all the mass?
1Co 5:7 Take away, then, the old leaven, so that you may be a new mass, even as you are without leaven. For Christ has been put to death as our Passover.

Have Faith In The Lord

Psa 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
KJV

Have faith in the Lord, and do good; be at rest in the land, and go after righteousness.
So will your delight be in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.
Put your life in the hands of the Lord; have faith in him and he will do it.
And he will make your righteousness be seen like the light, and your cause like the shining of the sun.