MONDAY, DECEMBER 8
Scripture: Judges 2:21-23
Verses 21-23 state, “’I also will no longer drive out before them any of the nations which Joshua left when he died, so that through them I may test Israel, whether they will keep the ways of the Lord, to walk in them as their fathers kept them, or not.’ Therefore the Lord left those nations, without driving them out immediately; nor did He deliver them into the hand of Joshua.” So God said to Israel that He would no longer drive out the nations that Joshua left, but that He would leave them to see whether or not the people would keep the ways of the Lord. And the way of the Lord demanded doing righteousness so they could do judgment. If you do not do righteousness, you cannot do judgment. So it is obvious that God’s intent for people is to keep the way of the Lord. And keeping the way of the Lord means that we do righteousness so that we can pray judgment and gain deliverance and salvation. This is an established judicial principle in Scripture, and one that is still functional and operational today. The way of the Lord from the Old Testament to the New, consists of doing righteousness in order that we can move God’s Hand in judgment. Every single believer has an obligation to live righteously so that we can pray judgment on those who shed innocent blood – who multiply today’s terrorists and propagate moral corruption, decay and perversion!