The Story, Chapter 8
Here comes the Judge?
I love the song, I’d Need a Savior, by Among the Thirsty. Even before God created this world He knew that I would need a savior, and God planned for that savior in Jesus.
In Chapter 8 of The Story we enter the period of the Judges.
Have you ever had to appear before a judge? Judges can elicit a sense of fear.
They never call you in for something you have done right.
We think of them as someone who harshly tells us what we did wrong. And they seem to be everywhere these days on television.
There’s Judge Judy and Hatchett. Mathis and Christina. Judge Brown.
Then there are some judges you may not know. They even have a book in the Bible with their name on it. Judges. These judges appeared on the scene to help sort out right and wrong. They also helped people get out of trouble.
God’s people kept putting themselves into a never ending cycle of disobedience, discipline, declaration of wrong, and deliverance. Judges like Deborah and Gideon and Samson helped them find their way back to God.
What did the people do that was so bad they needed judges? Two things. First, they failed to put God first in their lives (Judges 1:28). And secondly, they did not teach their children to know God (Judges 2:10). These two “sins” led to their downfall and ruin.
Are you making the same mistakes they made? If so, you have a judge that can help you––Jesus.
The good news is that when He “calls” you into his office after you’ve messed up, you will look up to see your judge’s face and —- see your Savior there.
Thank you God, You knew I’d need a Savior!
In His love,