Sep 12, 2017
This is it. The final episode in our study in the book of Judges. We’ll wrap up this series with a look at chapters 20-21 in a lesson I’ve entitled, “Doing What Is Right In Our Own Eyes”. As we will see, the book of Judges doesn’t end particularly well. In fact, it doesn’t end well at all. The cycle of sin that permeates the book ends in a spiral of moral decay and a deadly civil war. The people of God end up killing one another. There is no king. There is no moral standard. There is no sense of right or wrong. Right has become whatever anyone deems it to be – for themselves. Moral relativism rules the day. And the people of God have refused to allow God to rule their lives. They are self-obsessed. And in the long run, they are self-destructive. There are so many lessons we can learn from the book of Judges. It is anything but ancient history, because what we see the people of Israel doing, as described on its pages, we see the church doing today. We run the same risk of doing what is right in our own eyes. We can become autonomous and the kings of our own domains, just they had done. We can remove God from the throne of our lives and try and occupy the seat of power and authority. But just as we see with Israel, it will never end well.