Judges 17:1-4

6 04 2012

Judges 17:1) Now there was a man from the mountains of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.
Judges 17:2) And he said to his mother, “The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from you, and on which you put a curse, even saying it in my ears–here is the silver with me; I took it.” And his mother said, “May you be blessed by the LORD, my son!”
Judges 17:3) So when he had returned the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, “I had wholly dedicated the silver from my hand to the LORD for my son, to make a carved image and a molded image; now therefore, I will return it to you.”
Judges 17:4) Thus he returned the silver to his mother. Then his mother took two hundred shekels of silver and gave them to the silversmith, and he made it into a carved image and a molded image; and they were in the house of Micah.

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So far we have theft and idolatry, but he told the truth so that’s okay right. Wrong! His mother after hearing that he stole from her said that the Lord God, who forbade theft, would bless him and then encouraged him to turn the money into a carved image meant to  be a way to see God. So sin on top of sin and the Lord would bless him. I don’t think so, but I have to ask do we do that… your son/nephew/grandson or whatever gets caught smoking, and of course he denies it even though he got caught in the act… sin on top of sin. In many ways we’re repeating past mistakes… although that’s pretty much all we do when we sin, and the sad thing is… we usually don’t stop sinning until we’re caught.

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