Joshua 6:19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.
As the children of Israel proceed against Jericho they are warned to take nothing for themselves. God will give them spoil, riches, from the next city. He wants the first city for Himself. God always wants to be first. If you recognize Him as God then you give Him what He wants because you believe and trust Him.
The gold and silver in the city were to be consecrated to God. Achan will take for himself. He will suffer and die along with his family. There is a lesson here. God is to be recognized and honored. We are to honor God by recognizing that all we are and have comes from His goodness towards us. Our giving is a way we recognize that He is indeed God.
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