Old Testament In a Year: April 21 – Judges 19, 20, 21

Judges 19, 20, 21
Focus Verse: Behold, here are my virgin daughter and his concubine. Let me bring them out now. Violate them and do with them what seems good to you, but against this man do not do this outrageous thing. – Judges 19:24

The old man who invited the Levite and his concubine to stay the night at his house had a warped sense of what was right. In his mind, it was okay for the worthless men of Gibeah to violate his daughter and the Levite’s concubine. But it was not okay for them to violate the Levite. He somehow reasoned that it was less wrong to prostitute the women than the Levite. He placed more value on the man’s life than he did on the women’s lives. In deciding between two evils, the old man presumed that he was choosing the lesser evil. But in God’s mind, all life – female and male – is equally valuable; and a violation of either is equally evil.

If perhaps you have to make a choice between two evils, know that one is not less evil than the other. So, choose neither.

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