Outsider

Re:Verse reading–Judges 17:1-6; 18:1; 19:1; 20:1-7; 21:25 (day three)

“I’m a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah.”  What does a priest of Yahweh bring to the mix?  Power, baby.  This is the new economy–bringing together an individual who wants to protect what’s his, and a holy man looking for the highest bidder.  What could go wrong?  Apparently nothing–and that’s the problem.  Such an arrangement works because it conforms to fallen human desire.  And religion that works for us–that’s certainly attractive.  It’s spirituality as personal protection.  But if all you’ve got is a security system, pretty soon everybody’s an intruder.  Including the Lord.  Now, seriously, what do you suppose would happen if God had access to your life?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

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