After taking the great city of Jericho, Israel prepared to capture the little city of Ai. Overconfident after their first victory, they did not bother to send their entire army into battle, nor did they seek the LORD’s counsel on how to conquer Ai. This huge tactical error resulted in a humiliating defeat, because Israel had sin in their camp. Please open your Bible to the seventh chapter of Joshua. After the reading of today’s passage, Pastor Ben Hiwale will begin his discussion of Israel’s initial defeat at Ai due to the sins of one man.