04.06.2016 Old Testament: Jdg 18.22–26
To read the Bible in a year, read Judges 18–19 on April 6, In the year of our Lord 2016
By Don Ruhl
A man named Micah set up his own gods in the land of Canaan, then occupied by Israel. However, men from the tribe of Dan took the man’s gods, and he pursued the godnappers,
When they were a good way from the house of Micah, the men who were in the houses near Micah’s house gathered together and overtook the children of Dan. And they called out to the children of Dan. So they turned around and said to Micah, “What ails you, that you have gathered such a company?” So he said, “You have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and you have gone away. Now what more do I have? How can you say to me, ‘What ails you?’” And the children of Dan said to him, “Do not let your voice be heard among us, lest angry men fall upon you, and you lose your life, with the lives of your household!” Then the children of Dan went their way. And when Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back to his house (Judges 18.22–26).
Micah did not think it strange that someone could take his gods and that he needed to rescue his gods, but such thinking comes from setting up your own religion, and rejecting the worship of the one true and living God.
- Where are the gods of Micah today?
- Where is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus?