Today my Bible reading was at the end of Judges. Judges to me, is a terribly depressing book. There was no order, no law. Everybody did what was right in their own eyes. In fact, I'll bet that the phrase "don't be so judgemental" was very common.
The saddest thing to me, however, is that I feel like we are living in times just like during Judges. Everybody is doing what they think is best. There are a bajillion different religious groups and sub-groups. Churches are filled with hypocracy. Religion is being rejected by most, and the occult is more popular and socially accepted than ever.
The worst part is this: Believers now have the indwelling Holy Spirit. When you believe, the Holy Spirit dwells within you. Not the case during the times of the Judges. We have the written Word and the Spirit to teach us and things are still pretty bad.
Of course God is still there and is still working, just read Ruth.
Lord, let me be like Ruth.