Judges Lesson 30 Posted bytholtonApril 29, 2019April 29, 2019Posted inBible http://countrysidechurchofchrist.sermon.net/main/main/21374677 Micah’s Idolatry-29/04/2019 29/04/2019-Reggie Webb, Teacher Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Have you heard the mantra, “follow the money.” ?
Yes, do you see where it went at the end of the story?
It is interesting to me in this lesson by Pastor Reggie that Micah thought just because he had a Levite in the house, he would be blessed by God. What? Blessed even though he had a shrine of gods which was opposed by God’s commands.
Rena, I thought how often I depended on my Mother’s prayers while living doing what I thought was right in my own eyes. I thought for a time in my life I surely knew more than my Mother and her Biblical views. And, my thoughts and action were wrong.
So grateful that she continued on the right path in prayer and teaching and living truth. We are blessed to have truth to bless others when we help with offering the light of the truth of cross, blood, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ that took our sins/wrongs upon Himself on our behalf.
I wonder how many parents decide to make wrongs right for our children when it can only be possible by the story of understanding and accepting the teachings of The Cross.
How can it be that God looked ahead and saw we had the same needs as those in the book of Judges.
I paused to give thanks!
I too stop and give thanks to you Sara and your mother’s prayers of wisdom which she had been given by the Lord to raise a large family by herself. Wisdom which has been shared like raindrops into others lives. Her prayers keep giving although she has passed on.
When I was younger I was arrogant as could be and thought I knew all about Godly things but as pointed out to me it was arrogance, strutting like a peacock. As I am a lot older it was all sticky thinking. Jesus humbled Himself to serve us with all our sins which He bore on that cross. Humbly He served others while on earth by being a role model of character which we should put on. He hones us as we journey with Him. Our character changes from our youth to now and Jesus’s continues the honing even now to be like Him , humble and serving others in LOVE.
Rena, we can now sing the Psalm we so often sang together as MG played…I will enter His gates with Thanksgiving in my heart. I will enter His Court’s with Praise. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Rena pointed out, “Micah thought just because he had a Levite in the house, he would be blessed by God. ”
Maybe Micah got this thought “in his mind” (as Pastor Reggie said) from the blessing that his mother pronounced on him to overturn or undo the curse she placed on the person (Micah) that stole her 1,000 pieces of silver.
Sara asked, “Have you heard the manta, “follow the money.” ? Looks like the mother followed it because as Pastor Reggie told us she promised to give all the money to God but only gave 200 shekels. Where did the rest go? And then Micah thinks he can contract a Levite to be priest with room, board, clothing and ten pieces of silver a year. Then the money talks to the Levite, sounding like a very good deal, and he takes up residence in Micah’s house.
As Pastor Reggie pointed out more than once…no king now in this epilogue so “everyone did what was right in their own eyes.”
Sounds like that is possibly one of the key points Debi…..” everyone did what was right in their own eyes.”
Debi and Tammy, key point of self serving seems to loop bigger than life than and now. What a sorrow to awaken to this truth in our lives.
“The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief. To increase knowledge only increases sorrow.” Ecclesiastes 1:18 NLT
Yet, hope comes “Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! “ Isaiah 53:4
Sara, you commented above, “How can it be that God looked ahead and saw we had the same needs as those in the book of Judges.”
As I re-listened to a portion of Pastor Reggie’s teaching, he mentioned that this Judges ‘epilogue’ period was characterized by “apostasy, lawlessness, immorality, disunity and legalism.”
When I looked up these word definitions I found:
apostasy -“The term apostasy comes from the Greek word apostasia (“ἀποστασία”) meaning defection, departure, revolt or rebellion. It has been described as “a willful falling away from, or rebellion against, Christianity.”
lawlessness- “a state of disorder due to a disregard of the law”
immorality -“evil, sinful, or otherwise wrong behavior”
disunity – “Type of: disagreement, dissension, dissonance. a conflict of people’s opinions or actions or characters. It also produced an unusual display of disunity at the top.”
legalism – ” in Christian theology, is the act of putting law above gospel …”
Looks like the same needs as you observe, read about or listen to in the news today.