In our study on Wednesday nights in Judges, we’ve been looking at this strange character named Micah. He was a religious man who thought he was well-pleasing to God. He had a nice home, and in his home he had his own religious shrine set up with silver idols of god. He also had his own Levite priest with an ephod. And so he declared to himself, “Now I know the Lord will be good to me (I’m a religious man.)” But then the Danites came by and they stole his idols, and they stole his priest, and he sat down and cried, “Now what more do I have, I am left with nothing.”
Micah’s problem was that he had put all his eggs in the wrong basket. I’m afraid many in Christendom are doing the same thing today. They have a material religion: a religion of things seen. They have a church and Christian friends and a Book they carry around that they never bother to look at, and they think they are pleasing to God. But for them it’s all just a façade. And when the façade one day comes down, they are left with nothing.
Paul tells us in today’s text that the substance of real religion is not made up of things that are seen, but of things that are unseen and eternal. We should all take inventory of our religion and be sure that it’s more than just a material façade, but instead that it’s made up of the eternal things of Christ.
May God richly bless our study today in 2 Corinthians,