Worldly

today's reading.
Judges 9    Now Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's relatives and said to them and to the whole clan of his mother's family...

the blog.
Gideon had 70 sons and when he died, Abimelech, the son of one of Gideon's servants, raises himself up to become king. Everything we see about Abimelech is bad. And the more I read, the more I found myself thinking how he was a total product of worldly thinking and living, and how we need to be careful because we can fall right into this same mindset and thinking. Abimelech was conniving, power hungry, all about himself, and although this passage doesn't specifically tell us, I'm guessing into having money and things as well since he was so determined to be king.

So what did this passage show you about the pull of the world? What else did you learn from the story of Abimelech today? Tami W.

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