The son of Carmi: Achan, the troubler of Israel, who broke faith in the matter of the devoted thing; (1 Chronicles 2:7 ESV)
The Chronicler opens up with a genealogy and you find this reference to Achan in it. Achan was the one who took some of the plunder of Jericho and hid it under his tent. When Israel went out to battle against Ai shortly afterward they were defeated and they learned that it was because there was sin in the camp. Achan was found out and he and his family were it to death. We don’t know anything else about Achan from the Bible. This one act becomes the legacy that sticks with him forever.
What will my legacy be? What will yours be? I pray my legacy is not written by one of the many boneheaded things I do. Thank God we have Jesus’ legacy which secures our future and hope. May we daily stay close to Him.
Chronological Reading Plan plus Psalms: 1 Chronicles 1-2