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Saturday, March 4, 2023

Judges 21:25

In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

For further study - Judges 21:1-25

Though this verse describes the days of the Judges, it sounds like a description of the Jews in the state of Israel today. In fact, the phrase "every man did that which was right in his own eyes" is used twice in the book of Judges, Judges 17:6 & 21:25.

There is another similar phrase used several times in Judges, "Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord." Both of these statements come from the fact that Israel had no king then and has no king - no Messiah - no Saviour today.

Therefore, God raised up judges - men like Gideon and Samson - to deliver the Israelites. A complete study of the book of Judges will be a blessing to the student as it will help the reader to understand not only the Jewish people of today, but the life that many are living today.

Many people believe that because Israel is in what is referred to as the “land of the Bible” or the “holy land” that the modern-day state of Israel is as it was in the times of the Bible. They think that the land is filled with a people, the Jewish people, who are the “people of God”.

Remember, God brought the Jewish people, His “chosen people” into the world as the people that would be the example God wants as an “object lesson” to all of humankind. This was the case during the times of the Bible, as recorded in the Holy Bible.

Today, the Jewish people are coming back into the land and the world has taken notice, yet these Jews are not at this time the “people of God’ that He wants them to be.

However, there is a day coming when the Jewish people will have a King and his name is Jesus Christ. But until then, the Jewish people will continue to do that which is right in his own eyes.

In fact, the reality that the Jews are living as they did, doing that which they think is right in their own eyes is evidence that the King of the Jews, Jesus Christ, is about to come back to set everything in order.

Please remember that before Jesus comes as the “King” He will call for us, we Christians, to join Him in the “air”, the heavens, at the Rapture of the Church. This is an event that could happen at any moment, maybe even today. Keep looking up.

PRAYER THOUGHT: Help me Lord, not to do that which what I think should be done, but that which is “right in Your sight”. We must not do that which is right only in our own eyes - but that which is right in the eyes of our Lord and Savior.