At the beginning a sermon series on JUDGES*, the pastor asked a similar kind of a question to Judges 2:2— but the phrasing burrowed deep: What did you think would happen?**
Whew! Not thinking about the consequences of those simple choices —daily decisions that are like rote — still can take me places not worth going.
Stipulating then, that God did not die and leave me in charge of much, how am I doing with what is still mine to tend?
What do I think would happen if I
- just listened instead of working on a rebuttal?
- simply chose to pause — before acting on what I kinda know is a poor choice of time or resources?
- actually did the next thing — albeit a dull, menial, or insignificant task?
What would happen?
It wouldn’t change a whole lot . . . The headlines would remain horrifying — illnesses and broken hearts would still proliferate — and the propensity of mankind to be remain willfully ignorant of God would not diminish.
But maybe Doug would have a better day. I know I will. Jut for today — Little steps take me to better places, anyway.
How goes it with you dear reader?
- Overview of the Book of Judges
**Sermon audio link: Why Have You Done This