Achan replied, “It is true! I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel. This is what I have done:When I saw in the plunder a beautiful robe from Babylonia,two hundred shekels of silver and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. They are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.” Joshua 7:20-21
Reading this confession, my own lips trembling, eyes brimming, the howl building in my belly– “What’s wrong Mom?” The younger one asks. My face flushes, I’m trying to hold it together, I just want to get through the story. I’m annoyed at this shocking swell of emotion. But I know what’s coming–it’s Wednesday morning a few thousand years later and I’m grieving for this foolish Achan, for how much I’m like him….
A few weeks back we read the 7th chapter of the book of Joshua. If you haven’t read this particular story, I encourage you to pick it up and take a few minutes to read through it.
I’m sharing some thoughts on this reading and sin over at 5 Minutes for Faith. Join me HERE for the rest of this post…..