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A Kingdom in Rebellion | DAY SIXTEEN

SCRIPTURE READING

“The Israelites did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. They worshiped the Baals” - Judges 2:11 CSB

“The Israelites did what was evil in the Lord’s sight; they forgot the Lord their God and worshiped the Baals and the Asherahs.” - Judges 3:7 CSB

“The Israelites again did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. He gave King Eglon of Moab power over Israel, because they had done what was evil in the Lord’s sight.” - Judges 3:12 CSB

“The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. So the Lord handed them over to Midian seven years,” - Judges 6:1 CSB

“Then the Israelites again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. They worshiped the Baals and the Ashtoreths, the gods of Aram, Sidon, and Moab, and the gods of the Ammonites and the Philistines. They abandoned the Lord and did not worship him.”    - Judges 10:6 CSB

“The Israelites again did what was evil in the Lord’s sight, so the Lord handed them over to the Philistines forty years.” - Judges 13:1 CSB

“So why didn’t you obey the Lord? Why did you rush on the plunder and do what was evil in the Lord’s sight?” - 1 Samuel 15:19 CSB

“Why then have you despised the Lord’s command by doing what I consider evil? You struck down Uriah the Hethite with the sword and took his wife as your own wife — you murdered him with the Ammonite’s sword.” - 2 Samuel 12:9 CSB

 

 

 

THINKING FURTHER

THOUGHTS:
Even though God’s first command was to establish our domain as humankind, in our sin it was our first act to reject God’s design to do what was right in our own eyes. Throughout the first few books of the Bible the curse found its way into every part of society. Probably one of the most common themes was that mankind was continually doing “what was evil in the sight of Lord.” What this makes clear is that 1) God is still watching, and 2) mankind’s tendency is towards rebellion.

PRAYER FOCUS:
Let us confess our addiction to ourselves and give thanks for the community and city we live in. Pray that we might find our joy in doing “what is right in the Lord’s sight.” (2 Kings 18:3)