As we finish our reading of Judges today (Chapters 20-21), we see a phrase repeated…. “right in their own eyes” ….. I am struck with the depravity of the people, as they just did whatever they considered to be “right in their own eyes.” Moral, political, social, and spiritual chaos reigned. There was no recognized … More “If it feels good, do it?”
April 22 Judges 20-21 (ESV) Israel’s War with the Tribe of Benjamin 20:1 Then all the people of Israel came out, from Dan to Beersheba, including the land of Gilead, and the congregation assembled as one man to the Lord at Mizpah. 2 And the chiefs of all the people, of all the tribes of Israel, presented themselves in the … More April 22 Judges 20-21
We have reached Judges 19, a terrifying and awful account of how bad things had gotten in Israel. D.A.Carson, in “For the Love of God, Vol 1” says “the law of the jungle has triumphed in the fledgling nation of Israel.” Indeed, Judges 19: 1 says, “In those days, when there was no king in … More Dark days in Israel
April 21 Judges 19 (ESV) A Levite and His Concubine 19:1 In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a certain Levite was sojourning in the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, who took to himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. 2 And his concubine was unfaithful to  him, and she went away from … More April 21 Judges 19
Judges 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Everyone was doing as they pleased and not according to God. Micah steals from his mother (so much for family loyalty!) then confesses (maybe because he is afraid….his mother curses the thief, not knowing it was … More Doing whatever was right in their own eyes
April 20 Judges 17-18 (ESV) Micah and the Levite 17:1 There was a man of the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Micah. 2 And he said to his mother, “The 1,100 pieces of silver that were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse, and also spoke it in my ears, behold, the silver is … More April 20 Judges 17-18
Kim Riddlebarger concludes a sermon on the life of Samson, from Judges 15-16 As for application for us today, there is much to learn from the life of Samson. No question, his allegiance is to YHWH. No question, his sin–especially his dalliances with Philistine women–was his undoing. Like Israel during the time of the Judges, … More God uses us, his sinful people, for his purposes.