Monday, May 6
Today's reading: Judges 2:1-23
For a lot of years, I stayed away from reading in the Old Testament. I had convinced myself that it was difficult language, wasn't particularly relevant, and of course, had to be tedious and boring. But I was so WRONG! When I finally read through the book of Judges, I was captivated with the storyline and surprised at how the attitudes, actions and thinking of the world today lined up so closely with what I was reading. So if you haven't spent a lot of time in the Old Testament, and specifically the book of Judges, I invite you to join me as I read, consider and work through this book. Get ready for a good read and a bunch of life lessons!
The first fifteen verses of Judges 2 remind me of a movie preview. What we see here will play out time and again throughout this book. We are prone to wander from God and do our own thing, and then when we hit bottom, we cry out for Him to rescue us.
What does this passage show us about our propensity to follow after our own desires rather than submitting to and following after God? What does this chapter reveal about how quickly a person, family and nation can turn away from God and head down a wrong path? Tami
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