In Those Days

In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes. Judges 21:25 NLT

This is the last verse in the book of Judges. The absence of a king is noted four times in Judges. When you read the words, “in those days” you get the impression that something unexpected occurred. This book gives the account of a group of people who did as they pleased. Every community has a set of rules that each member needs to follow. When those rules are broken, there is someone in charge who holds the rule breakers accountable.  However, in Israel, there was no one in charge, in those days.

You would think a nation that experienced the awesome miracles that chronicled their existence would recognize that the Almighty God, is their King. When Pharaoh refused to allow them to leave, God demonstrated His power and Pharaoh had to allow them to depart; they crossed the Red Sea as on dry land. When they traveled in the wilderness, God led them by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. Yet these people forget the goodness of God. Sometimes like them, we behave the same way. We do what seems right in our own eyes forgetting the King of Glory. Let us remember our code of conduct is found in the Word and live by it because we follow King Jesus.

Thought for Today: Let Jesus Christ be your guide

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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