"Overcoming the past requires that we learn from it, not repeat it."
What should they have learned?
1. How decisively God deals with sin.
Like Achan we are tempted to:
• Justify our behavior
• Ignore God's presence
• Miscalculate the fallout
2. Past victories are not a license to move forward.
3. The best time to repent is between thinking and doing, not exposure and consequences.
"Unfortunately the greatest urge to come clean sometimes occurs after the consequences are unavoidable."
Questions to ponder:
Why is justifying/hiding sin counterproductive?
Why is prayerfully seeking God's will each day such a powerful holy habit?