Achan’s Sin Against Upholding God’s Word — Wisdom’s Treasury Not Greed’s Thievery! — Joshua 7

Joshua 7:16-9:2 New Living Translation (NLT)

Achan’s Sin

16 Early the next morning Joshua brought the tribes of Israel before the Lord, and the tribe of Judah was singled out. 17 Then the clans of Judah came forward, and the clan of Zerah was singled out. Then the families of Zerah came forward, and the family of Zimri was singled out. 18 Every member of Zimri’s family was brought forward person by person, and Achan was singled out.

19 Then Joshua said to Achan, “My son, give glory to the Lord, the God of Israel, by telling the truth. Make your confession and tell me what you have done. Don’t hide it from me.”

20 Achan replied, “It is true! I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel. 21 Among the plunder I saw a beautiful robe from Babylon,[a] 200 silver coins,[b] and a bar of gold weighing more than a pound.[c] I wanted them so much that I took them. They are hidden in the ground beneath my tent, with the silver buried deeper than the rest.”

22 So Joshua sent some men to make a search. They ran to the tent and found the stolen goods hidden there, just as Achan had said, with the silver buried beneath the rest. 23 They took the things from the tent and brought them to Joshua and all the Israelites. Then they laid them on the ground in the presence of the Lord.

24 Then Joshua and all the Israelites took Achan, the silver, the robe, the bar of gold, his sons, daughters, cattle, donkeys, sheep, goats, tent, and everything he had, and they brought them to the valley of Achor. 25 Then Joshua said to Achan, “Why have you brought trouble on us? The Lord will now bring trouble on you.” And all the Israelites stoned Achan and his family and burned their bodies. 26 They piled a great heap of stones over Achan, which remains to this day. That is why the place has been called the Valley of Trouble[d] ever since. So the Lord was no longer angry.

Proverbs 15:27

 27  Whoever is  greedy for unjust gain  troubles his own household,

but he who hates  bribes will live.

References & reflections

[1] https://www.gotquestions.org/sin-of-Achan.html

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achan_(biblical_figure)
[3] https://www.themoorings.org/Bible_commentary/Joshua/typology.html
[4] http://docshare04.docshare.tips/files/8801/88012940.pdf
[5] https://sermons.faithlife.com/sermons/122865-jesus-the-true-joshua

Author: BibleOnMoney©2020 Kevin Hung

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life

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