“But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel.” Josh. 7:1
Achan committed the trespass, but the children of Israel took the blame for it. That doesn’t seem right, but this can help us see how important it is to belong to a good fellowship. One that has a great love for God and one another. One that cares about the spiritual condition of one another. One that prays for each other that we all keep our lives pure and spotless before the Lord. If a fellowship can share in the blame of a trespass others commit, then they also can share in the righteousness others live. Let us encourage each other on to righteous and godly living.