Today’s Reading: Judges 19-21
Today’s Reading concludes the book of Judges. Chapter 19 tells about a horrible crime committed by men of the tribe of Benjamin in the city of Gibeah. They abuse the concubine of a Levite who was staying in their town. In chapter 20 the nation comes together to avenge the deed done and the tribe of Benjamin is almost wiped out completely.
In yesterday’s reading we saw that there were pockets of idolatry being practiced in Israel. Today we see the men of Gibeah practicing homosexuality very similar to what we saw in Sodom (19:22). Does it surprise you that at this time there are those in the nation practicing these sins? What does 21:25, the last verse in the Bible, say again about their standard of morality?