Judges 19-21, Acts 2
”In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.”
One of my brothers was 8 years younger than me, so I was living on my own when he was in high school.
I don’t remember all the details of why he was home alone, or even if he was supposed to be home, but I remember our front yard being full of high school kids partying. Inside the house as well. I also remember the flashing lights as the police tried to break up the massive party that was now just mayhem.
While I may not remember specifics, I am very certain this was not how my parents envisioned their child behaving.
Judges 21:25 says,”…and everyone did as they pleased.” , because the authority figure wasn’t visible.
The Israelites knew, without a doubt, “the rules”, but maybe somehow thought, they wouldn’t get caught. No harm, no foul.
We sometimes convince ourselves that because we are alone, with no one to witness our sin, we have gotten away with something. But in Luke chapter 8, Jesus tells us that all things done in the dark will come to the light. I believe that this means others here on earth will find out, because God is always aware of our hearts and works.
To convince ourselves that our sin is secret is to fool only ourselves. There are two that ALWAYS know, you, and God.
Lord, Your omnipresence should be enough to deter my sin. Forgive me when I foolishly think that anything I have done in dark will not be seen by You. That whether my sin is known to many here or not, my sin is known to You. Thank You for your mercy and Grace daily. As unworthy as I am, You love me. In Jesus name.