THE WORD FOR TODAY
Judges 21:3 and said, “O LORD God of Israel, why has this come to pass in Israel, that today there should be one tribe missing in Israel?”
Israel was grieving because of the civil war in their midst. At the close of the fighting and after the battle dust had settled the people cried out, ““O LORD God of Israel, why has this come to pass in Israel, that today there should be one tribe missing in Israel?”
In short, one tribe was missing because of wickedness and evil. This tragic loss of life was the result of unrepentant and unbelief. Judges 19-21 tells the story of how the tribe of Benjamin went along with the wickedness and perversion of a few when they had a better choice. They had been asked to deliver the FEW who had committed perversion and evil but instead the children of Benjamin prepared to go to war with the children of Israel.
Benjamin’s stubborn refusal to deliver the perverted men up to Israel was a costly decision. It brought war. It caused pain. It didn’t have to be that way.
We must never bend to the wickedness and the perversion of people who do not believe in a Holy and Majestic and Righteous God. God is Holy… God is Just…and we must never be ashamed to stand on the side of righteousness and holiness and justice. I have read the end of the book…(the Bible)…I believe He will destroy all that is wicked and perverse. I want to be on the winning side…don’t you?
Father, help us to never bend to the perversion and wickedness around. Help us to have the wisdom to see that which is wrong and the courage to always stand that for what is right and just and HOLY. We need Your help Lord…we need it now…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!