21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.
It is funny how sin works in the life on an individual. In this story I see an interesting pattern that is true in my life and in yours, too. Achan says that he saw some goodly stuff and then he coveted after it. That is where the battle always takes place. It is battle of the heart, of your desires or your feelings. In your life you will face a wide gamut of desires and feelings. But you have a decision to make–follow your feelings and desires or not. That is the battle: will you give in to your feelings and desires?
If you are a born-again believer that means sin no longer has power over you. But that doesn’t mean you will stop facing the opportunity to sin. Sin has the ability to destroy your life (though not your soul or your eternal destination if you are a believer.) Sin is a killer and a destroyer for all who play with it. YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO OBEY THE URGES TO SIN. When those desires and feelings come up DON’T act on them!