Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

Judges 20:1-21:25; John 8:31-59; Psalm 61:1-8

The Book of Judges ends on a very sad note: “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit (or “everyone did what was right in his own eyes”)” (Judges 21:25). The sadness doesn’t come from the political situation – “no king”. It comes from the moral and spiritual situation – people doing as they pleased with respect for the authority of God and His Word. In Jesus’ day, the religious leaders refused to crown Jesus as King of their lives. When He spoke to them of the truth which could set them free, they said that they didn’t need to be set free (John 8:32-33). Persisting in their unbelief, they confronted Jesus: “Who do you think you are?” (John 8:53). Israel had times when there was “no king”. They had times when there was a king. We now have a King who is greater than all Israel’s kings. Jesus is the King of kings. He is “enthroned in God’s presence for ever” (Psalm 61:7).

From my One Year Bible

One thought on “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

  1. Thanks, LightWriters, Donald, Shofar/Liz, Tides and Tidings, Julie, Beholding Him Ministries, Mrs Holliman, Saania, Child of God and Ryan, for liking these notes. God bless each of you.

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