Through the story of Achan’s in Joshua 7-8, we learn that failing to address sin can have disastrous ramifications. God speaks to Joshua in the wake of a military defeat, and we see that He gives mercy, but also allows us to face consequences for our trespasses. Below are three things we can learn from Achan’s experience:
1. Our Defeats Are Not God’s Fault. Joshua questioned why God allowed their defeat. In turn, God revealed Israel’s sin as the cause of their suffering.