Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 2 - Joshua 7

Achan Is Stoned to Death. Portrait done over J...Image via Wikipedia
Keep in mind Ezekiel 33:11 - God doesn't desire the death of a sinner, but that Achan would turn and live.  In Joshua 7, God gives Achan and his family a TON of time to step forward and say, "I'm sorry. It was me. I sinned, etc." (Remember, they are living in tents - no way Achan could have kept hidden from them his loot.)  But nothing, just unrepentance.  If God had not responded, Achan's unbelief would have spread like gangrene amongst the whole Israelite community, destroying the people of faith.  God forbid we set our hearts on ill-gotten gains, but always trust in Him who gives daily bread - and more importantly, made Himself poor so that we would be rich.
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