April 1 – Judges 17:7-13

April 1 – Judges 17:7-13


Now there was a young man of Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there. And the man departed from the town of Bethlehem in Judah to sojourn where he could find a place. And as he journeyed, he came to the hill country of Ephraim to the house of Micah. And Micah said to him, “Where do you come from?” And he said to him, “I am a Levite of Bethlehem in Judah, and I am going to sojourn where I may find a place.” 10 And Micah said to him, “Stay with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and I will give you ten pieces of silver a year and a suit of clothes and yourliving.” And the Levite went in. 11 And the Levite was content to dwell with the man, and the young man became to him like one of his sons. 12 And Micah ordained the Levite, and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah. 13 Then Micah said, “Now I know that the Lord will prosper me, because I have a Levite as priest.”  


In these verses we see the young Levite and Micah disregard the known will of God.  This makes me think about my decision making.


What are our decisions based on; convenience or conviction? 


Do my decisions come from mere convenience or ‘in the moment?  Are they self-seeking or do I look to God for help?  How do they glorify God?  



Heavenly Father,

How often I focus on what other people want me to do, or the opinion of others, what is convenient to me, what helps me day to day, or what makes me the most money, when I really need to focus on what You want for me?  The world is so loud and invasive and its so much easier to listen to that noise rather than Your whisper telling me Your plan.  Forgive me when I take the easy road and listen to the world.  Help me keep my eyes focused on You.  I want to do what is best, and not what is easiest.  Help me, Father, I know I can’t do this alone.  I need Your strength to get through what the world throws at me.  You never said this life would be easy, but You promised to never leave.  Thank You for always being there.  I can’t imagine how the people who don’t know You get through. 


In Jesus’ name,






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