Limits to Legacy
Today’s reading: Judges 1:1-3:30
We are starting the book of Judges and we will transition from Joshua as the leader of Israel to a time when “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). For hundreds of years the nation experienced ups and downs as a result of their sin and disobedience.
Why was this? Had the older generation failed to pass on the knowledge of God? Was the fault with the new generations and their unbelief?
We can’t be sure who is most to blame, but we can be instructed by the consequences that came as a result of losing faith and the knowledge of God. We need to carefully pass on the truth of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ to the next generation. Don’t lose the legacy.
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].
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