Posted by Deborah Elum

Trickle, trickle, trickle. That’s how the water was slowly draining from the sink in my bathroom. It seemed like it took forever for the water to drain out. I needed something to get rid of whatever was blocking the water flow. I went to the store and purchased a liquid drain opener to clear up the problem. The clog was removed and the water began to flow freely again. This was the third time in less than 6 months that the same thing had happened.

The Word of God tells us that the Angel of the Lord appeared to the Israelites. His words were clear as to what would happen to them for disobeying God’s commands in Judges 2:3. God had specifically told them not to make any covenants with the people living in the Promised Land and to drive them out of the land.

Instead, they adopted their customs and even married them. They did not acknowledge God nor remember the covenant. They worshipped the false gods and abandoned the true God, Jehovah.

God stopped protecting them, just as Moses and Joshua warned them would happen if they abandoned God.

The Israelites’ enemies attacked them and defeated them in every battle. They cried out to God to rescue them. God raised-up a judge to rescue them. Then, God’s protection flowed again.

However, after each judge died, the people started sinning again. The same thing would happen each time. God’s protection stopped until the people repented.

This Week’s Scripture

Judges 2:3

“So now I declare that I will no longer drive out the people living in your land. They will be thorns in your sides, and their gods will be a constant temptation to you.”

Well, until the next clog, back to the store again, I go. I am thinking, I can either keep buying bottles of drain opener or stop causing the problem.