Judges 18:1-6

In those days there was no king in Israel. And in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking for itself a territory to live in; for until then no territory among the tribes of Israel had been allotted to them. So the Danites sent five valiant men from the whole number of their clan, from Zorah and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land and to explore it; and they said to them, “Go, explore the land.”

When they came to the hill country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, they stayed there. While they were at Micah’s house, they recognized the voice of the young Levite; so they went over and asked him, “Who brought you here? What are you doing in this place? What is your business here?” He said to them, “Micah did such and such for me, and he hired me, and I have become his priest.”

Then they said to him, “Inquire of God that we may know whether the mission we are undertaking will succeed.” The priest replied, “Go in peace. The mission you are on is under the eye of the Lord.” Judges 18:1-6

Road trips are important in the Bible. From the time Abraham and Sarah set forth out of Ur, God’s people have always been on the move. I love road trips.

When I was a little kid there was nothing more exciting than when Mom packed the four of us into the car to head across North Dakota to visit my aunt and uncle out near Williston. I loved everything about it – seeing the countryside, imagining the lives of the people who lived in other places, the adventures that might happen along the way, and then finally getting there. Road trips became a part of who I am.

Later life brought other occasions for road trips. My first long motorcycle trip happened in college when I rode my 1973 Honda 750 out to Mount Vernon, WA, by way of Salt Lake City and Portland. Living in Texas with family up north pretty much guaranteed lots of trips through the years.

When I re-started writing devotions again I had several thoughts in my mind. I would trust God to provide the words. I would write from a first person, “how this text hits me” perspective with the hope that others could hitch a ride on my journey. I wouldn’t try to answer every email. And I wouldn’t always write if I was out of town.

Having said that, I’m writing today to let everyone know that I am going to head out of town for a few days. Yes, I will be on my motorcycle. I need to run a little errand out to northern California. I’ll be back before Thanksgiving. If you are interested, you can read more about this little hobby of mine by clicking here. I won’t be writing devotions every day but I might update that blog.

Go in peace. The mission you are on is under the eye of the Lord.”

Let us pray: Dear Lord, may all the journeys of our lives be under your watchful care. Guide, direct, and protect us, wherever the roads take us and, at the last, may our final journey lead to you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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2 Responses to “Judges 18:1-6”

  1. NC Grandma Says:

    May God bless you with a safe trip to CA. Thank you for this morning devotion!

  2. Carolee Says:

    May the Lord guide and keep you safe on your road trip. Godspeed.

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