Thoughts on Judges

Not Sonia Sotomayor…The book in the Bible.

1.  Joshua finally lead the Israelites to their promised land…Not Moses…Joshua.

2.  God was with his people…As the Bible says, Joshua asked that the sun stand still while they finished up whipping the Amorites.  Joshua 10:13 & 14 says, ‘The sun  stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.  There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a man. Surely the Lord was with Israel!’

3.  God was truly doing a work for the Israelites.

4.  BUT…Let’s move on in the book of Judges…soon after Joshua dies here’s what Judges 2 says…After that whole generation (the one that saw the sun stand still in mid day) had gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel.  Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served other gods.

Okay…I’ve got to pause a bit on this one.

How in the crap can this certain generation not know who the Lord is?  The previous generation caused the freakin SUN to stand still!!!!

Here are my thoughts…

I must tell my son, and other children Merinda and I will have, about the Lord.  I must tell them about the ‘sun stand still’ moments in my life.  I must tell my grandchildren (hopefully in 25 years) about what God has done.  I must tell the people I see around me about Jesus.  I must tell everyone, so that the next generation knows who the Lord is.  We cannot afford the next generation to be like what we just read.  The word says that because of their wickedness, they were in great distress.  I do not want the next generation to be in great distress because I didn’t tell them about the love of God.  I am freaking pumped about this.

You must tell someone about the ‘sun stand still’ moments in your life…so that the next generation will know and serve our living savior.

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