OVERVIEW: Israel did not want one of their twelve tribes to disappear. They put together a plan that allowed the Benjamites to repopulate.
BIG IDEA: Show compassion to those in pain.
KEY VERSE: Judges 21:25 (the theme of the book)
In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Don’t live as though I don’t exist. Don’t live as though I don’t care what you do. Don’t do things the world’s way. Do things my way. Follow me. Your choices matter and they impact your life and the lives of those around you. When you seek me, you will find peace. When you seek me, you will find wisdom and clarity. And when you seek me, you can help others be refreshed and restored.
Be aware of those around you in pain. Often, it does not take much time or effort to show you care. But be willing to put in the time, when needed. Broken people are everywhere, and while I’m the only one who can heal them, you can encourage them and point them to me. Remind them they matter. Remind them I care. Include them in your life and help them get up to take their next step of faith. Life is better together.
Is there a person in your life who needs encouragement or a fresh start? Reach out and encourage that person. Commit to pray for that person and help them restore any broken pieces in their life.
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