The final accounts in the book of Judges are not about the people God used to save Israel, but what happens when people do what is right in their own eyes. In Judges 17-18 we learned that doing what is right in our own eyes means that worship will no longer be God-centered, but will be corrupted into fulfilling our desires. We read about people attempting to worship God in every way but the way God had commanded. Worship is not worship unless it is offered the way God says… Everyone living for themselves brings the harm and destruction of all people. The final three chapters of Judges continues to show what happens when people live by what is right in their own eyes. As we read this account please think about how we see these truths practiced in our society currently and how this thinking may have infected our own hearts also.
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