We allow lots of influence into our lives. We often think that the things of the world are harmless. Yet, we do not consider that everything we allow into our lives has an effect of some kind. Joshua was told that he could overtake Jericho. His people were told that they could not allow anything from that city remain in tact as it would have influence. They were to be “Strong and Courageous” because it would take all that they had to avoid what they might envy. “Be Strong … and Very Courageous.” And yet they fell to the influence of what had once been. Jesus is the ONLY Door. Yet, we allow influence in through other means. How does that effect our lives. How does that affect our relationship to God … since they did not enter through the door?