Friday, November 1, 2013


Judges 2:5  And they called the name of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed there unto the LORD.

The Israelites received a dire warning from the Lord that, because of their disobedience, troublesome days were ahead.

1. Joshua was dead. They lacked a great leader.
2. They failed to drive out the wicked inhabitants from the Land.
3. They failed to destroy their pagan altars.

From now on, they would be troubled by the Canaanites and their idolatry would be a constant plague to them. So now, they call this place of reckoning Bochim, a place of weeping.

I think of the believer who refuses to do as the Lord commands concerning evil influences in his life. Rather than reject the devilish, he embraces it. Old habits die hard, they say. Sure, especially when they are not excluded.

And, as sure as winter follows autumn, troubles ensue the one who keeps one foot in the world while claiming to follow the Lord.

Give your idols up! Drive out the evil from your land of inheritance. Put yourself in a place of blessing from the Lord. In that place, you will find joy and weeping will vanish.

Kneel at the cross,
Give your idols up,
Look unto realms above;
Turn not away
To life's sparkling cup;
Trust only in His love.

Kneel at the cross,
Leave ev'ry care
Kneel at the cross,
Jesus will meet you there.

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