Sep 11, 2017
This is episode thirteen on the book of Judges and covers chapters 19. It’s entitled, “Without God as King, Sin Reigns”. Amazingly, things in Israel during the period of the judges, go from bad to worse. Their repeated deliverance by God from their well-deserved punishment never seems to get their attention. They sin. God sends a pagan nation to mete out His judgment. They call out to God. He sends a deliverer and rescues them. And the cycle repeats itself. Ad nauseam. And in chapter 19, we see yet another example of just how bad things had gotten in the land of Israel. And this particular story is graphic in nature and sickening in its portrayal of just how decadent and immoral the nation had become. It was a moral free-for-all. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Self-gratification was the code of the day. If it felt good, they did it. If it seemed like something they wanted to do, they pursued it. With no regard to God. With no remorse or sense of shame. There was no king in Israel. And that includes the sad fact that God Almighty was no longer recognized as the reigning sovereign over the nation of Israel. They had turned their back on Him long ago. And now, they were suffering the consequences.