Achan the Troubler

Joshua 7:16-26 describes how the sins of Achan caused his entire camp to suffer after the fall of Jericho, despite the fact that the others had obeyed God.

Stephen D. Lewis points out that sin in the midst of the people of God impacts everyone, not just the sinner. When judgment comes, the rebellious are not the only ones destroyed. We must be careful with whom we associate. If we are not having a saving impact on someone’s life, they may be having a damnable impact on ours.

Further Study on this Topic: Ceasing Resistance