Judges 2:19 And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted themselves more than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way.
God’s appointed leader for Israel at this time was a judge. When the judge, leader, died the people returned to their old way of life. They got even worse than their fathers. They went to the other gods of the world and served them. They did their own thing rather than the will of God. They were stubborn in wanting to do what pleased themselves.
How often do we do the same thing? We forget the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We step away from organized religion and church. We look forward to just doing whatever our heart wants to do. There is leadership for all believers today. It is the Holy Spirit of God through the Word of God.
Life of the believer is never about doing whatever you want. It is about living out who you are in the Lord Jesus. It is about seeking God and His life. It about serving God and not other gods or even ourselves. Selfishness finds a place in our lives more quickly and than any other false god. We love to be our god.
We love to do what we want. We are stubborn that we are right and will not humble ourselves before the Word of God. It is time to humble ourselves and seek God. It is time to understand what it means to be full of or controlled by the Holy Spirit. It is time to give up on my selfish, sensual, sinful ways and seek God. Christ is living out who He is in us!
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