Judges 21:25 We Need Law

Judges 21:25 (KJV)
In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

The story begins in Judges 19:1 with words just like this. There is nothing good that happens when people do what is right in their own eyes. Even those few times the children of Israel did reference God it was a twisted and misunderstood view of God and His will.

This lesson is simply the importance of good, organized government.

  • We need law
  • We need justice and
  • We need a means of enforcement

Without these men are always reduced to doing what is right in their own eyes.

And what they do will generally be wrong in the eyes of everyone else, most especially God.

 

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Judges 21:25 We Need Law

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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