Judges 17-21; Philippians 2


“What is wrong with the world?”
A quick glance of the recent headlines might cause us to ask such question:

  • Protest in Hong Kong, since March 2020
  • Mass shooting in Nova Scotia, April 2020
  • Killing of African American people
  • Spiritual and political corruption
  • Stealing
  • Rape
  • Anti-Asian hate, 2021
  • Myanmar protest and violence, March 2021

When we open the bible, it is not difficult to find a similar situation. The book of Judges describes horrific instances of:

  • Stealing
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Genocide
  • Civil war

So we ask ourselves, what is wrong with the world?

  • What is wrong is that “everyone does what is right in their own eyes” (Judges)
  • People live as though there is no king

As Christ's followers, we are called to live under Jesus, our King; we are called to follow his example

  • We are to be light in the world, in the midst of crooked and twisted generation (Philippians)
  • We are to count others as more significant than ourselves, like Christ did (Philippians 2)

In this way, God can use us as a blessing to the people around us; much like how He used the family of Ruth and Boaz in the time of Judges to bring blessing to the nation of Israel, and to us.


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