Scripture Nugget 3.15.2016
“Then Joshua said to Achan, ‘My son, give glory to the LORD God of Israel and make confession to him. Tell me now what you have done; do not hide it from me.’ And Achan answered Joshua, ‘It is true; I am the one who sinned against the LORD God of Israel. This is what I did: when I saw among the spoil a beautiful mantle from Shinar, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels, then I coveted then and took them. They now lie hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.’” Joshua 7:19-21
Unholy eyes lead to unholy desire and action. But notice what is done with the stolen items, they are hidden from sight, hidden from others, they are of no use to anyone. Hiding things from ourselves and others leads to stress and worry of being found out. No different than doing things in the dark, behind closed doors where no one can see. But God sees and Holy Spirit knows. In this case, as is often the case, the sin of one affects many. God commands the evil be purged, in this case Achan was stoned to death. O God that I see with clear, clean eyes, that I not be lead into deeper and deeper actions against you, causing me to be separated from you and others. During the rest of this Lenten season reveal to me when I look with unholy eyes.