40 So Joshua subdued the whole region, including the hill country, the Negev, the western foothills and the mountain slopes, together with all their kings. He left no survivors. He totally destroyed all who breathed, just as the Lord, the God of Israel, had commanded. 41 Joshua subdued them from Kadesh Barnea to Gaza and from the whole region of Goshen to Gibeon. 42 All these kings and their lands Joshua conquered in one campaign, because the Lord, the God of Israel, fought for Israel.
43 Then Joshua returned with all Israel to the camp at Gilgal.
God commanded Joshua to take the leadership in ridding the land of sin. Then, God’s people could occupy the land. Joshua did his part. When God makes a command, there is no arguing. Stop sinning. There is no negotiating. Make your response swift and complete to stop sinning. Keep yourself in the company of relationships and activities that are right and pure.