Today’s passage: Judges 18:1-13
- The people of Dan felt as though they had no inheritance in the land but that was simply not true.
- The leaders of Dan inquired from God from a Levite who was serving in an illegitimate ministry with no hesitation.
- That hired Levite gave an immediate vague response that was entirely open to interpretation under the name of Yahweh.
- Compared to the thousands and ten-thousands of men the other tribes have mustered up for battles over the last couple hundred years in Israel, the Danites put together an army of 600.
Questions to consider:
- Why didn’t the Danites have more land for their possession in the first place? Did God fail them? Did the rest of Israel fail them?
- How many ways could the Levite’s response have been interpreted? For example, if you were looking for a fight, how might you interpret, “Go in peace?”
- What was motivating the Danites to prepare to fight? How does this motivation compare to the motivation from Joshua 23:1-13? How can God’s promises to His people, Christ’s victory over death, and His love for you motivate you to live today?