March 24

Today’s Reading: Judges 17-18

Highlights: These chapters contain thievery, bribery, idolatry, and a weak Levite who sells himself out to be priest to the highest bidder! We see there was a problem with  idolatry in the nation of Israel, practiced first by a man named Micah, then later by a group from the tribe of Dan.

“In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (17:6). We certainly see that in today’s reading. Was there really no king?  What happens when man follows his own ideas and inclinations?

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  1. Mary K

    God is king, but this nation really needed strong righteous leaders to keep that truth on the mind of its citizens. In Proverbs we learn there is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death. It is interesting that a person can feel very strongly his “right” is just as good or even superior to God’s “right” when all God is trying to do is teach people how to beome, so they can live with Him forever.

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