The horrific crime committed against a defenceless woman shocked the Israelites. They sent messengers to the tribe of Benjamin, saying, “What a terrible thing has been done among you! Give up those evil men … from Gibeah, so we can … purge Israel of this evil.” But the people of Benjamin would not listen. Instead, … Continue reading Deal with your issues
Just in case anyone had forgotten, the opening words of Judges 19 remind the reader that the narrative, which follows, happened in those days, when there was no king in Israel. Previous chapters remind us that, when there was no king, everyone did that which was right in his own eyes. However, despite all of … Continue reading Cry out morning, noon and night
Then the Danites took the idols that Micah had made and his priest and went up against the peaceful inhabitants of Laish. They attacked the people and burned down their city. There was no one to rescue them because they lived a long way from Sidon and had no relationship with anyone else. The city … Continue reading Worship Him in Shiloh
The five men who had spied out the land of Laish told the other Danites that when they had visited Micah’s house they noted that he had an ephod, some household gods and an image overlaid with silver. The men returned to Micah’s house with an army of six hundred men and packed up the … Continue reading He’s worth living for
The tribe of Dan was seeking land to live in because, up until that point, they had not yet settled into their promised inheritance. The elders sent five men from the tribe to go and spy out the land. It happened that they came to mount Ephraim, to Micah’s house and they lodged there. The … Continue reading Get up and do something
Now there was a young Levite from Bethlehem in Judah. The man left the city of Bethlehem to stay wherever he could find a place. He came to the mountains of Ephraim, to Micah’s house, as he journeyed. Micah said to him, “Where do you come from?” The young man replied, “I am a Levite … Continue reading Let the King find you
After Samson, there came a man named Micah, who lived in the hill country of Ephraim. One day he said to his mother, “I heard you place a curse on the person who stole eleven hundred shekels of silver from you. Well, I have the money. I was the one who took it.” His mother … Continue reading Do your own thing?