Chapter-a-Day Joshua 7

In the plunder I spotted a beautiful Shinar robe, two hundred shekels of silver, and a fifty-shekel bar of gold, and I coveted and took them. Joshua 7:20-21 (TM)

It’s interesting that throughout scripture we’re warned and given examples of "the lust of the eyes". Adam and Eve saw the forbidden fruit and wanted it. In today’s verse, Achan sees the forbidden plunder and takes it. David sees Bathsheba bathing and takes her. There is clearly a simple connection between what we look at, what we desire and what we do to get it. It makes me think about what I do with my eyes. Job made a covenant with his eyes not to use them to look with lust (Job 31:1). What will I look at today?

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