Last time, we explored the account of Achan’s sin as it is recorded in Joshua 7. Against God’s explicit instructions, Achan had taken some of the spoils of the battle of Jericho (7:20-21) and had made “the camp of Israel a thing for destruction” and brought “trouble upon it” (6:18).
Have you ever met a person named Achan? In all of my years as a human being, I have never met a man whose parents named him Achan. I have also never met a Jezebel, a Judas, or a Cain. Do we really have to wonder why these names have been all but erased from every list of possible baby names since the completion of the canon of Scripture?
Every good coach demands commitment from his/her players. Every good band director, club leader, teacher, etc. places a high priority on commitment from those who are participating in those activities.
Why is this so important?