Sin In Our Camp…
Judas departure brings about Christ’s glorification (John 13:31-32) To be glorified in this context means to make glorious, adorn with lustre, clothe with splendor; a. to impart glory to something, render it excellent:
It is only after the departure of Judas that the glorification happens. Perhaps we are not receiving the blessings we are due because we have negative influences around us we are not willing to remove.
Christ’s glorification – brought glorification to the Father. When we are receiving God’s blessings – these blessing shall cause Christ to be praised, and will cause the Father to be praised. God will in turn glorify Himself and His Son through your blessing.
Bottom line we need to prepare our life’s situation for blessing by removing – our rebellion – our doubt – and the negative factors that prevent our blessing.
Makes me think of the “Sin of Achan”
The first verse in the passage (Joshua 7:1) sums up the whole story. The rest of the passage contains the details of the situation. It is interesting that all of Israel is held accountable for one man’s sin. In modern society we often value individuality to the point that we do not feel responsible, in any way, for our fellow man. God looks at His people individually but also as a group. This becomes very clear in 1 Corinthians 12:12 and following in reference to the Church.
Today we have had Tolerance crammed down our throats so that we feel guilty if we stand on the Word of God. Yet there are consequences in the Bible for tolerating sin in your camp.
Think about it.