The tribes were fighting against each other and almost anihilated the Benjamites.
After all the other tribes made a vow against the Benjamites, they quickly proceeded to figure out a ‘work around’ to the vow.
They were obviously struggling.
And its kind of sad.
But – think about it – they didn’t have the word of God written out for them like we do. The Bible I have opened on my lap right now is a huge blessing. I can read God’s word anytime I want.
They also didn’t have the Holy Spirit living inside of them like we do. What a difference! We have a constant companion who will guide us and comfort us and reveal the truth to us and correct us – we just need to listen and do our part.
I can’t imagine trying to live a life that pleases God without having the Holy Spirit.
It would probably look a lot like what the Israelites went through in the Old Testament.
Thank you, dear Father, for the blessings of your word and your Holy Spirit in our lives.