I have influence, I have impact on another’s life by my actions. Lord help me be mindful of the effects.
Achan replied, “It is true! I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel.” (Joshua 7:20)
Relate: They had just won a resounding victory. The walls of Jericho were supposed to be impregnable. Nobody was supposed to be able to breach them. But the Israelites went for a bit of a stroll, had a bit of a hallelujah worship session, and those walls came tumbling down. Just like that. The jewel of the Jordan was plundered. The next city in line really shouldn’t even have the right to be called a town, let alone a city. The village of Ai, the hamlet, shouldn’t need any more than 2% of the entire fighting force. Three thousand men is plenty. Give the rest of the army a few days off.
That was the thinking, but those three thousand men were…
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