When Israel became strong, they pressed the Canaanites into forced labor but never drove them out completely. Judges 1: 28
Every workplace has tasks that the workers must complete. It is expected that the worker will complete all of his tasks, regardless of how easy or difficult it is.
If the task does not get completed there are usually negative consequences. Incompletion can result in bad work, items breaking down, problems for other workers, termination and more.
Jobs needing to be done can also be found outside the workplace in the home, community, church and other locations.
The Israelites did not completely drive out the Canaanites as God directed them to do. They just put the Canaanites into forced labor.
God is always wanting the enemy to be pushed out. Having the enemy inside a camp is an open door for the attacks of the enemy and the negative influence of the enemy.
Although most believers do not have to physically fight against an enemy, they do have enemies. The world is seeking to destroy the believer in any way possible.
Instead of just physical enemies in one’s life, there are spiritual enemies. Sinful things and old sinful ways of doing things must be destroyed and cast out. Allowing those sinful ways to remain will only set the believer up for failure and to reject God and His ways of doing things.
Too many believers choose to not complete the work or allow God to complete the work started in their lives.
Believers are to be a new creation in Christ Jesus, changed into a new person. The old is dead and gone, done away with, crucified with Christ and risen with new life. Completion of this job must be accomplished for the believer to receive a ‘well done, good and faithful servant’ in the end.
At the moment you chose to become a believer and follower of Jesus, you had a new work started in you. That job is to make you more like Christ every day, rejecting and casting out all sin in your life. Jesus has started the work and you must continue to carry it on in His strength unto completion.
If you choose to not complete the work, you are giving the enemy a foothold in your life to sin against God. Do not quit or give up the work God has started in your life but allow the job to be finished.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will reveal the work you need to finish; that God will give you strength to drive out the enemy in your life; and that you complete the work God has for you to do.