Joshua 7:21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.
We have two choices in life, right and wrong. What are we to do? Our logic tells us we should do what is right. It just makes good sense. If we do what is right there will be fewer problems, no guilt, no hiding, etc. Yet why is it in life we often find ourselves doing exactly the opposite?
It is because we must contend with the same sins Achan dealt with. These are the sins of PRIDE and LUST. We find our desire to make ME happy often outweighs the desire to do what is right. Achan heard what was right and knew the judgment to be passed out if he disobeyed. He knew it was not right to take the items he took. Nevertheless, he did it anyway. Thinking somehow, God might not see him, or possibly, that God really would not care if he took just a little for himself. Our pride often tells us we deserve more than God has given us. The lust of the heart stirs the desire to want more and more. The two combined help us forget God’s desires for our life. Selfish ambitions cause us to ignore what His Word has said. God sees everything we do, and He cares very much when we disobey.
In Prov. 3:5 it says, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” If you keep reading the book of Joshua, you will find that God would have given Achan so much more if he had just been willing to wait on God’s timing. It has been proven that if we will be patient, God will take good care of us.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Joshua 5-7 / Psalm 89:1-18 / Proverbs 13 / Acts 17
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Joshua 21-22 / Luke 9:27-62
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