Re:Verse reading–Judges 2:1-3, 6-22 (day six)
I have a failure to move. Left to my own devices, my own will and wisdom, I am incapable of any forward motion in this life journey. It’s quite frustrating sometimes, no correct that, it is always frustrating. Have you ever felt that way? Even with the best intentions to change, we often just remain the same. That’s true of us, and it was true of the Israelites. In fact Joshua told them exactly that in Joshua 24:19, “You are not able to serve the Lord,” and that prophecy was fulfilled over and over in Judges. Left to ourselves we have no hope. That’s the rest of the story in Judges, that our hope comes not from human will but from God. He sends aid, makes a way, and provides the means. Always. Left to myself I cannot move; God must move me.
Do you know who the last judge (and King for the matter) was? It wasn’t Samuel. It is Jesus; he is our aid, the way, and our means.