Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

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Today’s Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day: Achan’s sons and daughters (Joshua 7:19-26).

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 them and took them. They now lie hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.”

So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent; and there it was, hidden in his tent with the silver underneath. They took them out of the tent and brought them to Joshua and all the Israelites; and they spread them out before the Lord. Then Joshua and all Israel with him took Achan son of Zerah, with the silver, the mantle, and the bar of gold, with his sons and daughters, with his oxen, donkeys, and sheep, and his tent and all that he had; and they brought them up to the Valley of Achor.

Joshua said, “Why did you bring trouble on us? The Lord is bringing trouble on you today.” And all Israel stoned him to death; they burned them with fire, cast stones on them, and raised over him a great heap of stones that remains to this day. Then the Lord turned from his burning anger. Therefore that place to this day is called the Valley of Achor.

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  • OriginalExtraCrispy

    “And from that day forth, Joshua could never figure out why no one would admit fault for anything they did.”

  • SisterCoyote

     This is the best comment ever.

  • q.

    Several thousand years later, Larry David was born.

  • Foreigner

    And the moral of this story is, if you steal something, remember to run away afterward.

  • ohiolibrarian

    Makes God (or the Isrealites) sound about as Communistic as you can get.

  • ASeriesOfWords

    I’m reminded of the “Boo Box” from Hook…