Judges lesson 33 Reggie Webb

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A Levite and his concubine. The sexual perversion of Israel

Judges 19:6-28 Date:5-26-19

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11 thoughts on “Judges lesson 33 Reggie Webb”

  1. Pastor Reggie says, This scripture’s purpose is to show the disgusting immorality in the land of Israel and is the most disgusting in the Bible. It is very disturbing to me to see the depravity that man can slip to without God. As Sara said, it is very difficult to comment on…..

  2. As I think on the “rape” seems it was more acceptable to rape a woman (concubine of the Levite) all night than a man from the tribe of Levite? Leaving her dead at the old man’s front door with her hands in the threshold of the door. Then he picks her up and throws on the donkey and goes on down the road. Beyond sad.

    I wish we could say “rape” and killing and abuse was not in today’s world. But, we can’t. I think this is why after thousands of years we feel sicken by this behavior. Seems no change.

    Again, this is so difficult to find words for discussions.

    1. Sara, you said, “I think this is why after thousands of years we feel sicken by this behavior. Seems no change.”

      I would agree. And I understood from listening to Pastor Reggie’s teaching that the behavioral atrocities of rape didn’t just one day happen. There apparently was a moral disintegration (Rena mentioned it as, ” the depravity that man can slip to without God”) that began with failure to show…hospitality.

      Pastor Reggie said this in reference to the Levite and his concubine and donkeys and servant “sitting in the square” in Gibeah: “Hospitality should have been shown. No one took them into his home for the night (vs 15)… that would have been a shocking state of affairs anywhere in the ancient near east. It’s especially shocking in Israel.” He then went on to say, “There is this disintegration in all areas of life…and the social disintegration has infected the very heart of the community… their failure to offer hospitality (which was a sacred duty in Israel) is an indictment of the men of Gibeah, and it is an ominous warning of what is to come…”

      Social disintegration…yes, seems no change.

      1. Debi, I think you tapped into an action, hospitality, that speaks volumes to the “Christians” today. You quoted P Reggie from lesson, “There is this disintegration in all areas of life…and the social disintegration has infected the very heart of the community…”

        These lesson from Judges sure have a way of fitting a well diagnosed pair of glasses to individuals, church and community to look 👀 into Our Nation and our actions aligned to God’s Word.

        There are many voices as has always been. Isn’t that what humans do? The Word of God is a voice like unto a two-edged sword yet sharper than one. . Hebrews 4:11 “Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following the same pattern of disobedience. 12) For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13) Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight; everything is uncovered and exposed before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.…)

        Let us remember this advice was written for us. Yes, us today? Is that right?

      2. .Yes, Sara, your right. For us today, also. This Scripture came to mind when I read your last sentence here…”Jesus is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.” So, I found the book and chapter it is in, read with me these few verses: ….

  3. “Hebrews 13 New International Version (NIV)

    Concluding Exhortations
    13 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. 3 Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

    4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

    “Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”[a]
    6 So we say with confidence,

    “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
    What can mere mortals do to me?”[b]
    7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.“

    1. Thanks Tammy for posting these very encouraging scriptures. They sure do help to balance the feet when feeling a little unbalanced.

    2. Interesting, Tammy, that in the verses you shared above it speaks about hospitality…, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it”.

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