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April 20, 2023
Daily Reading – Judges 16-18 / Luke 13:18-35
Judges 18:3 When they were by the house of Micah, they knew the voice of the young man the Levite: and they turned in thither, and said unto him, Who brought thee hither? and what makest thou in this place? and what hast thou here?
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
I am a guy. Sounds simple enough, but it is just a disclaimer. Guys do not always follow directions very well. I know a few times before GPS systems were installed in cars, I kind of, sort of, got a little bit off track. OK! Do not tell anyone I said this, but I got lost. Even worse than that, I was not alone in the car. I not only got lost myself, but everyone in the car with me was lost, and did not even realize it. (Or at least they were kind enough not to say anything.)
In today’s reading we find a Levite who was lost. How did he find himself lost? Well, He was not where he was supposed to be. In Joshua 21 we are told that the Levites were given cities to dwell in. Yet this Levite was not satisfied with what he had and decided to find something else. Levites were taken care of by God. However, this young man becomes Micah’s personal hired priest. Micah was an idol worshipper. This is contrary to everything this Levite knew to be right. Still, the money was good, the living conditions were comfortable, and so he moved in and makes himself at home among a religion he knows is wrong. In Judges 18:3 he is asked questions that should have made him think. What led you to this place? Why would you live in this? What do you have here? Truth was, God had not led him there, nor would God bless him there. He had no purpose in this place. He is leading and lost. Later we find he follows after fame with a larger group. Lost and confused.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
Sadly, today many young believers are like this young Levite. Comfortable in the wrong place. Following a crowd and missing God’s blessings. Satan is a grand deceiver, leading people away from what is right. God is calling, “COME HOME!”
Is where you are, where you should be?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director