Days of the Judges, Day 9
Jealousy, anger, and a thirst for power. All of these things became stumbling blocks that ultimately ended up in leading the entire country of Israel down the wrong path, again. Read Judges 9.
Gideon had 70 sons. And you would think, with all of the success and blessing that Gideon experienced that his sons would have learned or understood where that came from. However they did not have the same relationship with God that Gideon did. That became obvious when one of the sons killed all of the other sons except one.
How are we sharing our relationship with God with others? Do those around us and our children understand the influence that God has in our life and why we’ve made the decision to follow him? Does does our relationship with God impact their lives, not just our own lives? These are all questions that Gideon had the opportunity to ask himself but failed to. As a result, his sons didn’t follow God and made choices that led Israel down an evil path. How are we sharing our relationship with God with others?