Don’t Be The Weakest Link

Ten years ago, The Weakest Link premiered on the BBC in the United Kingdom. Quickly, the television game show spread around the world in various versions. In the American version, Anne Robinson, the British game show host, embodied the woman everyone loved to hate (okay…dislike).

In the original format, a team of 9 people worked together to answer a series of questions, with each consecutive answer accumulating an increasing amount of money. At the end of each round, the team voted on the weakest link, who was then eliminated.

In the same way, today we’re going to examine a weak link who affected a whole nation of people.

Please join me!


Joshua 7:16-9:2
Luke 16:1-18
Psalm 82:1-8
Proverbs 13:2-3


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Our reading in Joshua 7 is a sobering example of the weakest link. Achan’s life—and death—shows us that our sin affects others. Look at how Achan’s actions affected the rest of Israel:

  • 36 men died (:5)
  • Israel’s army was paralyzed with fear (:5)
  • The leaders faltered and were confused (:7-9)
  • God threatened to withdraw His presence from His people (:12)
  • Achan and his family were destroyed (:24-26)

Back in Deuteronomy, we studied that obedience brings life. In this chapter, Achan’s disobedience proved Moses’ words to be true.


  1. What spoke to you in today’s reading?
  2. How have you witnessed one person’s sin affecting a group of people?
  3. Jesus points to the shrewd manager as a hero of sorts. How was he a hero? What can we learn of him?

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Michael co-pastors The Neighborhood Church in Littleton, Colorado.



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2 responses to “Don’t Be The Weakest Link

  1. Deb

    I was a couple days behind in my reading, I hope it’s not too late to let you know I missed the INSIGHT and EXPLAINATION section. I appreciate the background information, many times the actions in the reading then make sense. I’m sure I don’t comprehend the amount of time you must invest in the blog, and even though I have only posted a comment a couple times I truly am thankful that you took on this project. There have been times that I’ve taken a sentence that you have written and spent a half hour with my “coffee” girls and we’ve discussed it. I’m sure there are days that there really isn’t anything to write in the section, which is ok, please just don’t do away with it all together.
    Your time invested really is apprecisted!

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