14 The men sampled some of their food but didn’t seek the advice of Adonai, 15 so Y’hoshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them to spare their lives, and the leading officials of the community swore to them. 16 But three days later, after they had made the covenant with them, they heard that they were their neighbors, that they lived there with them.
This is what happens when we make decisions without God’s direction. The leaders of Israel tried to fix it by making them slave labor, but this people would be the ones to lead Israel away from Adonai and into idol worship. As a believer I must lay everything before God so as not to defile myself or corrupt others.