MONDAY, MARCH 9
Scripture: Judges 19:1,2
An important question is, is sexual sin such a strict issue with God that it demands a judicial response? It is consistent from the Old Testament to the New. Judges 19:1,2 says, “And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite staying in the remote mountains of Ephraim. He took for himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. But his concubine played the harlot against him, and went away from him to her father’s house at Bethlehem in Judah, and was there four whole months.” Here there is an issue where a Levite takes for himself a concubine, something parties agreed to do in that culture and in those days. But the concubine became unfaithful to her keeper and left. So suddenly we are introduced to the beginning of sexual sin or sexual unfaithfulness, and eventually God’s response. And then we will see His response is the same in the New Testament. It shows us the serious nature of how God feels about sexual sin. Cultures that demonstrate degeneracy earn judgment. They cease to exist!