Last Sunday during the morning class when we were doing the readings it was mentioned that Achan, the man who caused great trouble for Israel when he took certain treasures from Jericho, acted upon the things of the world. That is, his sin followed the pattern given to us by John in 1 John 2:16,

"For all that is in the world,

the lust of the flesh,

and the lust of the eyes,

and the pride of life,

is not of the Father, but is of the world."

What Do You Care About?

How often are you anxious? You’ll be trying to concentrate on something and you keep getting distracted to a problem. You lie awake at night with something churning in your mind causing consternation. The more you think about it the more your palms sweat. There is a pit in your stomach. Your heart beats faster.

We’ve all felt that way. The question is how often do you feel that way?

A Faith That Does Not Fail

Not too long ago, I called up an old acquaintance, a brother in Christ. We had sporadically kept in touch throughout the years even though we lived very far apart. At one time we had been in the same ecclesia and shared some special history, so I felt a close bond to him. It had been awhile since we had talked. A lady picked up the phone and said, “There’s no one here by that name. You must have the wrong number”. I double checked but that was the one I had always used. I emailed him to get what must be a new number. No answer.