Judges Pt 3 “No Need for Revolt”

Judges Pt 3 “No Need for Revolt”

“Then the Lord raised up judges who delivered them from the hands of those who plundered them. Yet they did not listen to their judges, for they played the harlot after them. They turned aside quickly from the way in which their fathers had walked in obeying the commandments of the Lord; they did not do as their fathers.” (Judges 2: 16-17 emphasis added) It comes as no surprise that us twenty-somethings don’t have it all figured out. Every time I have been faced with a big decision, there have been older family and friends there to remind me that I am young. I have noticed, however, that amongst us twenty-somethings there is a tendency to believe we have it all figured out spiritually. Maybe “all figured out” is a little too far, but we feel we are blazing a new trail at the least. I want to caution us that there is no such thing as blazing a new trail in the name of Christianity. There is no new faith to be discovered. There is no road yet to be traveled. I do not say these things to discourage bold enterprise in the things of the Spirit. Nor do I say these things to assert that the generations before us had it all figured out either. I say this to remind us that it has already been done. Jesus – the Son of God walking on earth as a man – lived the perfect “Christian” life. He was 100% obedient to the Father, 100% full of the Spirit, and perfectly loving. There are ways in which the rising...

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