Third Time's the Charm Judges
Saturday, January 19, 2019


The people of Israel gather to enact mob justice on the men of Gibeah and the tribe of Benjamin who protect them. They fail the first two times, even though the Lord sent them by tribe. The third attack is successful and the tribe of Benjamin is nearly destroyed. The prayer of the people of Israel is: God help me do what I want to do. The prayer of the follower is: God let me be a part of what you’re doing. Or, as Jesus puts it, not my will, but yours, be done. Not what I want; what do you want?