3-9 Joshua 7 -- Abiding, Confession of Sin and Restoration to Fellowship

SETTING: The second group of Israelites, under the leadership of Joshua, had just entered Canaan (the Promised Land), after having spent 40 years in the desert because of the unbelief of the first group of Israelites. They were faced with the challenge of learning to walk in daily dependence on the Lord as He gave them victory over their enemies, the inhabitants of Canaan. (The conquest of Canaan took about 7 years)