It must be human nature but when we get into trouble we all tend to hide from the one who can help the most.
Joshua 7:1 But the people of Israel broke faith in regard to the devoted things, for Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of the devoted things. And the anger of the LORD burned against the people of Israel.
After their defeat at Ai in which 36 of their own men were killed, Israel was bewildered. They had just enjoyed a great victory at Jericho and the town of Ai should have been a breeze to conquer. It wasn’t. As Joshua pleads to the Lord, he hears the reason for it all:
Joshua 7:11-12 Israel has sinned; they have transgressed my covenant that I commanded them; they have taken some of the devoted things; they have stolen and lied and put them among their own belongings. (12) Therefore the people of Israel cannot stand before their enemies. They…
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