ACHAN SOLD OUT ISRAEL BECAUSE OF COVETEOUSNESS 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
hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it. God had demanded that they destroy everything and take nothing for themselves. Achan disobeyed and when they next went to battle they were defeated because of "sin in the camp". It caused all of the people to suffer. The sight of that garment and of the silver and gold might be tempting to some of us today but it wasn't much when you know what it really cost him. He sold out for silver and gold just as many today are selling out for riches. Just as Achan tried to hide it men today try to hide their sin from God and man. It very seldom works. God knows our very thoughts and intents. Achan caused defeat to all Israel. When we harbor secret sin in our life we are not only selling our self out be we are selling out those around us too. Please feel free to contact me by email at email@example.com with questions, comments or even suggestions for further devotional studies. If you know of someone new to the Kosciusko area and would like for our church to visit them please let us know. Our prayers are that this devotional ministry will be an outreach to bring people into a closer relationship with Jesus. I do appreciate you taking the time to read these devotionals and please keep us in your prayers.