Judges 17

Judges 17:1-13


OVERVIEWMicah was a thief, and his family was guilty of idolatry. The Levite was not living in one of the forty-eight cities designated for Levites, and so he too was disregarding God’s will.

BIG IDEASeek God and his will rather than doing what is right in your own eyes.

KEY VERSEJudges 17:6 (theme of the book)
In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.

Repent of your sin, and then follow me. Change the direction of your life. Stop walking away from me and turn to me and step into my arms. Don’t repent if you know you intend to do the same thing at a later time. That is not repentance—that is a game that I will not play. I want more for you, and deep down, so do you. I love you more than you think and certainly significantly more than anyone who lures you away from me.

My plans may not always make sense to you or appear helpful at the moment. But they are. I’ve designed them for your protection and the health of those around you. Your choices impact others, so follow me and be a blessing. Life is not about you. You are part of a body and play an essential role. I want you to catch a vision for what a life well-lived looks like. Follow me and find out.

Ask God to search your heart. Are you living a double-life in any area? Confess your sin to God and receive his forgiveness. If your choices affected others, confess to them, as well.


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