“In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” – Judges 21:25
This is the ominous last verse of Judges.
No king. No law. No order. It was the Wild, Wild West with no sheriff in town.
Sound familiar? Today, everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes. However, there is a way that seems right, but leads to death (Prov. 14:12).
Puritan Matthew Henry notes, “Self-deceivers prove self-destroyers. See the vanity of carnal mirth.”
We have a long-suffering King. He is long-suffering, not forever-suffering. Eventually, His patience will run out.