August 1, 2021
As we saw last week, the closing chapters form an epilogue or give a street view of the times during the period of the judges. In 17-18, we saw the religious chaos of the day as everyone did what was right in their own eyes. In this second narrative, we see the results of a homemade religion: a moral chaos. If last week was farcical, ironic, humorous and sarcastic toward homemade religion, this week, the narrative is dreadful and repulsive. We see the depth of human depravity in the disturbing story of a people who live out the idea of doing what is right in our own eyes. As you prepare for worship, seek God to increase your longing for his perfect King to come and bring a perfect justice for the brokenness of our world.