In those days there was no king (leader). Everyone did what was right in their own eyes.
One of the lessons given in Judges was that when following one’s own belief regarding what is wrong or right or following the surrounding culture’s belief will always lead to societal or personal corruption and decay when those beliefs do not align with God’s Words” (Judges 21:25, ESV). In reflecting upon this lesson my thought was that following Jesus would align a believer with God’s words because Jesus is the Word (John 1:1-5; 9, 12-13, 16-18).
It is written that in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were created through him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome it. Jesus is the true light. Your Word is a Lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path (Psalm 119:105).
Jesus gave to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, the right to become children of God, children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. Indeed, we have all received grace upon grace from His fullness, for the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. The one and only Son, who is himself God and is at the Father’s side He has revealed Him.
As Jesus said in John17:3-5 “This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and the one you have sent Jesus Christ. I have glorified you on the earth by completing the work you gave me to do. Now, Father, glorify me in your presence with that glory I had with you before the world existed.” My thought, follow Jesus He is the Living Word that aligns with God.