Word of God speak. Speak to your people. Show us what You, the Lord God Almighty, would want your people to glean from Your word.
In the name of Your son Jesus Christ I ask this and pray…amen.
I have not been able to shake the words from my heard when President Trump said in his speech while in Saudi Arabia…”Drive them out”! He said it several times and forcefully. Face it, I don’t really ever hear people speak like that here in America. Not using those words. I kept thinking that those words were in the Holy Bible. So this morning I decided to do a search on the phrase and see what it pulled up.
Read the verses below. Read them all in succession. I have inserted my thoughts again when I noticed a change. DRIVE THEM OUT, was quite an interesting search for me this morning.
Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
Exo 6:1 KJV
I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee.
Exo 23:29 KJV
By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.
Exo 23:30 KJV
And I will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee.
Exo 23:31 KJV
Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.
Num 22:6 KJV
Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.
Num 22:11 KJV
Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
Deu 9:3 KJV
Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.
Deu 9:4 KJV
Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Deu 9:5 KJV
For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Deu 18:12 KJV
Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.
Jos 14:12 KJV
As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.
Jos 15:63 KJV
Notice that from the following 3 verses that the children of Israel were now strong AND YET, the scriptures tell us they did not drive them but instead they used them in forced labor or slave labor. (That is what I gather from the word tribute. Other translations show it to be slave labor or forced labor.) So, they were strong enough to do what the Lord God instructed them to do but instead they stopped short of that. Maybe they became tired and decided that if they made them do work for them then it would be a win win. They could stop fighting and do some trade off. BUT, NOTICE WHAT THE LORD says in Judges 2:3. Seems it is still the same today.
May God have mercy on us all.
Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute; but did not utterly drive them out.
Jos 17:13 KJV
And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out.
Jdg 1:28 KJV
But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out.
Jdg 1:32 KJV
Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.
Jdg 2:3 KJV
All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.
Hos 9:15 KJV