Judges: Grace for the Bleakest Days

 

Read Judges 17-21

Judges finishes with two stories that show God’s people at their worst.

In the first story, they create a parody of all that true worship was about; in the second they act in ways that would outrage any peoples at that time.

How did they get to that point?

If the Bible finished with the close of these stories, we would be depressed and hopeless. But, remarkably, God doesn’t finish here. The story continues. The story of grace.

These chapters are a warning and a lesson to us, though. It’s so easy to bend Christianity away from all that Jesus intended.

So we pray, ‘God, don’t give up on us, don’t stop wrestling with us, don’t allow us to become the worst versions of ourselves. Save us.’