So this is the end of Judges and it ends in an action packed and kind of crazy story. It starts as a son returns silver that he stole from his own mother. This man then made household gods and made his sons preists. He then meets a Levite that is traveling and convinces him to become a preist as well. Things escalated and the people of Dan came and took the gods and the levite and they then created a city. The story kind of shifts to another Levite who is staying at a persons house while traveling and the people of Gibeah end up horribly murdering his concubine. This started a war between Benjamin and the rest of Israel. Which ended in Benjamin losing but israel had mercy on them and continued having twelve tribes.
“Then all the people of Israel, the whole army, went up and came to Bethel and wept. They sat there before the Lord and fasted that day until evening, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.”
Judges 20:26 ESV
I chose this verse as my Key verse because it is an awesome story of perseverance. But they weren’t just persevering in their own strength but in God. This was after losing two big battles with Benjamin after God called them to go up and fight. These people were so confident in God that they did not leave God, but came even closer and embraced him even more. Later on they win the war, but this example of humility and perseverance is a reminder to me that when I don’t see God’s plan and why things are happening to me, i should be confident in whatever it may be and trust that in the end God has an amazing plan for me. He has that plan for each of us.