Re:Verse passage – Judges 2:11-20, 3:5-11 (day four)
Moses led the children of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. In the process, he delivered the Word (Law) of the Lord. In Deuteronomy 27:9, Moses told the Israelites, “this day you have become a people of the Lord your God.” With this pronouncement, came responsibilities. Standing before Mt. Gerazim and Mt. Ebal, Moses warned what would happen if Israel followed other gods. Now…in one lifetime (Joshua’s)…they failed to heed the warning. God had told them what would happen and now they found out He meant it. Everything that God warned would happen…did!
In our Re:Verse this week, in verse 15, it says everywhere they went, God was against them…”as the Lord has spoken.” What was true in Israel is true today. If we read the news today, it is as if we are in the time of the judges. Everywhere we go, it seems God is against us. We…as a nation…as a world…have followed after other gods. Look to our own hearts…are we receiving the rewards of obedience or disobedience? Question: What is this thing called repentance?