Numbers 31:15 And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive? 16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.Those that had caused Israel to sin had to be dealt with. God’s people should not be linking up with them. The sin had brought consequences. They would now need to get rid of them and the temptation. They had avenged themselves on this people. Now all the males and the women who had slept with men were dead. God hates sin. We are to hate sin. We are not to be linking up with people that cause our hearts to stray from God and His things. We should get out of our life whatever we know is going to take us farther from God. What are you harboring in your life that keeps taking you back to sin!