What thoughts are dominant in your mind right now? What is distracting you? Bring those to God now and ask Him to focus your heart to hear from you. After you sense a focus on Him, read the passage below using your Bible Study Insert.
“…all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.”
— Judges 17:6 and 21:25
In the book of Judges, God explains to His people how things are going to work: God is King. He has given you His law to obey and He will raise up “Judges” to “rule”, that is, to make sure the law was kept. Here’s the PROBLEM we saw in yesterday’s reading: they didn’t like to be told what to do! So because they didn’t like to be told what to do, you see a very prominent theme develop in the book of Judges: “…all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.” ( Judges 17:6 and 21:25). They each just decided to do their own thing. And here’s the pattern that develops:
Disobedience > Disaster > Deliverance
Judges stands as a SOBERING REMINDER and a STARK WARNING to all of us. If you ignore your Heavenly Father and pursue what is “right in your own eyes” disaster awaits.
As you prepare to pray, what do you sense your Heavenly Father speaking to you right now? How is He calling you to respond?