Everyone is Doing It!
Today’s reading: Judges 14:1-17:13
Not unlike the society we read about in Judges, post-modern man overestimates his wisdom to know and do what is morally correct. He has rejected God’s law and leaned to his own understanding. As a result, he honors what is despicable and punishes righteousness. “Everyone is doing it!” he says. “Nothing’s gonna stop us now,” he sings. It happened in ancient Israel and it is happening again in our time.
“Not so fast,” the Bible warns us. God is still the Judge of all the earth (Genesis 18:25). Romans 2:5 tells us, “ But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.”
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].