Judges 19:25 But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.
The chapter starts off with this man’s concubine being unfaithful to him. Now he sends her out to be abused and killed.
As I read this I thought of the things that I have done that are similar. When I have been hurt I struck out at those that hurt me. I hurt back because I got hurt. I never look at myself to see where I might have failed. I act like there is no authority in Israel.
I do what seems to get me pleasure or make me feel good. I repent of this wickedness in my heart as best I know how. I do not want to get even. I do not want to strike back. I want to forgive like I would want to be forgiven.
I don’t want to allow one sin to cause another sin and allow it to continue to escalate. I want to stop letting sin get the victory in my life.