JUDGES 10

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking him to meet you and speak to you.

Bible Reading

Then the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord, saying, “We have sinned against You, for indeed, we have forsaken our God and served the Baals.” The Lord said to the sons of Israel, “Did I not deliver you from the Egyptians, the Amorites, the sons of Ammon, and the Philistines? Also when the Sidonians, the Amalekites and the Maonites oppressed you, you cried out to Me, and I delivered you from their hands. You have forsaken Me and served other Gods; therefore I will no longer deliver you. Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your distress.” The sons of Israel said to the Lord, “We have sinned, do to us whatever seems good to You; only please deliver us this day.” So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the Lord; and He could bear the misery of Israel no longer.

– Judges 10:10-16

Devotion

This passage is a confrontation between God and Israel. Israel’s confession of sin (v.10) is clear and concise. God’s response was a reminder that Israel had turned away and chose to serve other gods. The seven nations that God delivered from Israel, correlated with the number of false gods they had worshiped (10:6). God again had compassion for Israel.

The Big Question

God has delivered and saved us from many predicaments due to wrong decisions that we have made. Have we learned from these situations? Are there any false gods or idols in our life that we need to confess and turn away from?

Take some time to ask for forgiveness and strength to walk away from anything that is keeping us from totally surrendering to Him.