Judges lesson 32 Reggie Webb

Chapter 18:21-26 Micah’s futile Pursuit and Capture of Laish

May 27, 2019 Pastor Reggie Webb

http://countrysidechurchofchrist.sermon.net/main/main/21391642

Reggie Webb, Edenton NC

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7 thoughts on “Judges lesson 32 Reggie Webb”

  1. Help, did I hear this?
    The connection of 2nd Commandment, no graven images, connected to the unnamed Levite , Jonathan, being connected to Moses. Maybe his grandson?

    The connections in this lesson really shows how things, people and places are connected in ways that does or have potential to effect us all in various ways.

    Have your pencil and paper ready.

    1. “Help, did I hear this?
      The connection of 2nd Commandment, no graven images, connected to the unnamed Levite , Jonathan, being connected to Moses. Maybe his grandson?”
      Sara, I heard the same thing in Pastor Reggie’s lesson. And interestingly, he said that “the scrupulous scribes who meticulously copied the scriptures evidently tried to prevent the name of Moses from being included here and they inserted an extra consonant so that the text would read Manasseh instead of Moses…..however it is universally agreed among Bible scholars that the text should read Gershom the son of Moses.”

      Sara, you commented above, “The connections in this lesson really shows how things, people and places are connected in ways that does or have potential to effect us all in various ways.”
      As I listened to Pastor Reggie teach on the Levite and the concubine in 19:1-6, he pointed out that what seemed like a personal household crisis escalates into a city-wide problem; which then became a crisis for an entire tribe; and that ultimately “jeopardizes the integrity of the entire tribe of Israel.”
      To me, that sure says we don’t act or sin in a bubble unto ourselves.

      1. Debi, thank you for confirming what I thought I heard. Pastor Reggie is an awesome teacher and presents each point in a most direct way and each meaning unswervingly direct. All I could think of was the grandson of the deliverer of the Ten Commandments maybe not even knowing or caring about grandpa’s faith.

        How our wrongs may affect or cause each of us to enter a group of wrong that affects an entire generation or more. Our actions have consequences!

        As the saying goes, “always do the right thing.” Seems it pays great dividends!

      2. After reading this blog and listening to the message, I believe the same conclusion keeps revisiting the surface??? The Danites, Micah, Levite priest, and the list could go on……..,”everyone did what was right in their own eyes”. It sure does cause one to pause when we are enlightened on the fact above…”we don’t act or sin in a bubble unto ourselves.” 😱😳🙏

  2. After listening to Pastor Reggie’s lesson what struck me is that the Danites were going to pick the land they wanted to settle in. They traveled North in violation of their given allotment. (They were doing what was right in their own eyes.). They decided that Laish was the land they wanted. Five men were sent from Danite tribe to spy out the city. They saw the people were living in safety, at peace and secure. They lacked nothing and were prosperous. Also they had no relationship with anyone. They were isolated. (Wealth of the land and easy prey on the innocent and it would be theirs.) They went in with sword and burned down the whole city. They were in violation to Deuteronomy 20: 10-15 as Pastor Reggie referenced in regards to cities at a distance. (Steal and destroys the innocent and rebuild putting your name on the land. History repeats itself within nations and individuals.)

    The Danites set up Micah’s idols and worshipped them.
    (Breaking the 1st Commandment -You shall have no other gods but ME.)

    We see the continuing downward destruction of one to many! With the city, we see the innocent were destroyed. Pastor Reggie said the Danites felt “Might makes it Right.” 🙄Right???. ……Wrong

  3. Rena, you noted above regarding the people of Laish, “Also they had no relationship with anyone. They were isolated. ”

    Pastor Reggie said that because of this, “there was no one to rescue them, they were helpless with no one to come to their aid.”

    It struck me that the very peace and security they sought proved to be there demise. Apparently they thought they could be lone rangers, self-sufficient and not be dependent on anyone else or have anyone else depend on them. This seems to say to me how vital it is that we stay in relationship and accountability with others, learning to not just give but also receive.

  4. Thank you faithful Lilies for not running from truth! Hard truth! As I was reading your input I found myself thinking about my relationship with Jesus Christ, The Messiah, King, Priest and Prophet. The Son of God. He didn’t do what he thought was right in His own eyes… “ Jesus had to say to God the Father,* “Not what I want but what you want” (Matt. 26:39). These tactile words gives rise to how much more we need the power of God’s transforming presence in our decision making than we might realize.

    Yet, as we faithfully work through these lessons in Judges we find our teacher/instructor, Reggie Webb, faithful. Are we joyfully singing, “He touched Me.” Has His tactile Words touched us? I read these words recently from a devotional. “The morality of faithlessness and instant gratification pushes on our decision-making processes every time we engage the world on its terms.”

    *And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.”—Matthew 26:39, NRSV

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