Re:Verse reading–Judges 11:1-6, 28-40 (day six)
He’s got the whole world in his hands; all of human history. Sometimes we can read a passage in the Bible and wonder what God is doing, or how he could allow somethings to happen. Isn’t God good? Isn’t he loving? When I read stories like Jeptha’s in Judges 11, I’m reminded it’s God’s providential hand that is guiding us towards grace. That although we feel the weight of our own brokenness and sin,(we see it in Judges 11) He does not long to leave us there.
Can you imagine for a moment if God left human history to our own sinful devices? What would history be like if God left us to manage it? The Good News is that he has not left us to ourselves. God is not haphazard, or whimsical; He does not delight in the suffering of the wicked. No, He intends to press us towards restoration. And by His grace, he alone can do it. He has the whole world in his hands.