Good Morning – Aug 6

The Bible is given to us to learn about the Lord and His grace, but especially to learn about ourselves, what is in our own hearts, and the directions that will take us.  The Bible doesn’t try to hide the sins and outright evil that people commit.  The Book of Judges records many of the ups and downs of the people of Israel.  Numerous times it says that  everyone did what was right in their own eyes.  Through Moses, God had given them the law and their pattern of worship.  He had come to them to lead them into the best life, but too often they would have none of it.  “Everyone did what was right in their own eyes.”  This sounds familiar because it is where we are today.  The Lord has come to us in Jesus Christ.  He is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6),  but we want our own way.  Until we are willing to yield to Him, and to “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33), we will only find confusion and destruction as ancient Israel did.

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