“Then Joshua said to Achan, ‘My son, I implore you, give glory to the Lord, the God of Israel, and give praise to Him; and tell me now what you have done. Do not hide it from me’” (Joshua 7:19).

Sadly, in a society that deems personal rights freedoms, rights, and individual expression as the highest good, many within the American church have foolishly embraced this worldview as an expression of a mature faith. Achan wrongly assumed that one man’s freedom would harm no one else. Yet, the exercise of his individual rights cost thirty-six men their lives and threatened the security of all. The virtuous man vigorously pursues not selfish expression but that which is the greater good for all.

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