PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Judges 9-10
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them save you!” (Judges 10:14)
Our world is falling apart, and our idols are falling with them.
We hear of “wars and rumors of wars” (Matthew 24:6)… polarization and division.
Everyone thinks they know the answer and is blaming everyone else.
But the enemy is not out there; the enemy is within, in our own hearts.
Our idols of self-interest, self-confidence and self-reliance are not saving us.
I believe the Lord is letting us have our way, and our way is not working.
And I believe that this is just “the beginning of the birth pains” (Matthew 24:8).
We need to face the truth: the problem is in us, not in God or in others.
Our idols cannot help us, we need the Lord’s mercy and help.
“We have sinned, do whatever you think best but please rescue us now.” (Judges 10:15)
The Lord knows our sin, and died to set us free from it.
But He cannot help us until we admit our sin, and rely on Him for rescue.
The only solution I see in our broken messed up world is honest repentance.
This means giving up our gods of self-interest, self-confidence and self-reliance.
Lord, we are repeating the days of the Judges. You are letting us learn the hard way that our selfish ways cannot work. I guess I should be saying, thank You for this hard lesson. May it lead us back to You!