What a forgotten book of the Old Testament.I woke up this morning thinking about how can I please God this morning? What would he like me to tell people about him that they should know?
Real heroes are hard to fond these days. Modern research and media have made foibles and weakness of our leaders very apparent;we search in vain for women and men to emulate. The music, movie, and sports industries produce a steady stream of “stars” who shot to the top and then quickly fade from view.
Judges is a book about heroes—12 men and women who deliver Israel from their oppressors. These judges were not perfect; in fact they include an assassins, a sexually promiscuous man, a person who broke all the laws of hospitality, but they were submissive to God, and God used them.
Judges is also a book of sin and consequences. Like a minor cut or abrasion that becomes infected if untreated, sin grows and soon poisons the whole body. Take a look in the old testament and stand in awe of God’s mercy as he delivers his people.
New King James Version (NKJV)
6 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
Sounds like today’s world!!