WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
Scripture: Judges 21:1-3
How serious is God about this issue? Judges 21:1-3 says, “Now the men of Israel had sworn an oath at Mizpah, saying, ‘None of us shall give his daughter to Benjamin as a wife.’ Then the people came to the house of God, and remained there before God till evening. They lifted up their voices and wept bitterly, and said, ‘O Lord God of Israel, why has this come to pass in Israel, that today there should be one tribe missing in Israel?’” God was willing to utterly destroy the tribe of Benjamin in order to eradicate the impact of this grievous sexual sin in Israel. He either destroyed the tribe, or they lost the nation. That is how we have to pray. We have to pray judgment on the perpetrators in order to save deceived family members. One major weapon that motivates family members to salvation is judicial fear of the Lord. Praying judgment on the perpetrators will save family members. Surely we can demand covenant intervention. May the Lord save our family members in the days ahead!