Prone to Wander
Judges 2:1-15 Now the angel of the Lord went up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he said, "I brought you up from Egypt and brought you into the land that I swore to give to your fathers. I said, 'I will never break my covenant with you...
For a lot of years, I stayed away from reading much in the Old Testament. Somewhere along the line I had convinced myself that it was difficult reading, not particularly relevant, maybe even a little boring. But I was WRONG. So when I finally read through Judges, I was captivated with the story and surprised at how the attitudes, actions and thinking of the world today lined up almost exactly with what I was reading. So, I'm looking forward to taking in this rich Book of Judges over the next few weeks, and hope you enjoy the read as well.
The first fifteen verses of Judges 2 remind me of a movie preview. What we see here will play out time and again throughout the Book--that we are prone to wander off from God and do our own thing, and then when we hit bottom, cry out for Him to rescue us.
So what did this passage show you about not obeying God? What does verse 10 reveal about how quickly a family, and a nation, can turn away from God? Tami
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