Doing Our Own Thing
Our small study group will complete ďJudges:
Returning to GodĒ (a Lifeguide Bible Study) by the end of August, 2002.
The Book of Judges is definitely not one of my favorite books of the Bible.
The author of Judges paints a disgusting, discouraging portrait of mankind
doing its own thing. Itís like watching the evening news or reading the
latest crimes in the newspaper----violence, cruelty, genocide, religion
for profit, prostitution, sex crimes against men and women, robbery, abduction,
wars, occupation by foreign armies. Sound familiar?
Yet, in contrast to all that evil is the
mercy of God. When people finally get enough of wallowing in the painful
consequences of ignoring Godís loving instructions (sin); cry out to him
to be pulled out of it; and begin to learn and practice what God says is
right, he is eager to rebuild that lost relationship.