7:11 Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff.
The sin of Achan and its results teach the great truth of the oneness of the people of God, Joshua 7:11 . "Israel hath sinned." See in illustration ; 1 Corinthians 5:1-7 ; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 1 Corinthians 12:26 . The whole cause of Christ is injured by the sin, neglect, or unspirituality of one believer.