The book of Judges finishes on a very low note. But then that shouldn’t really surprise us – the WHOLE BOOK has been full of “low notes”! The last verse – ‘In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit’ – sums up the problem pretty well. The sort of mess that we read about in Judges is the sort of mess people make for themselves when they reject GOD as king and instead simply do as they see fit. The very sad truth is that the world is not in much better shape today than it was back in the days of the Judges – history does repeat itself, again and again and again… and we’re all guilty of this destructive attitude towards God.
But there is one huge difference in the world today. The people of God do have a King who has forgiven us for our sin and given us the gift of His Spirit so that we are now able to live for him instead of just doing ‘as we see fit’.
Those who belong to King Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. (Galatians 5:24-25)
Have a great day!