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The Sad Case of Vanishing Values (6 of 6)
Series: Bring Back the Glory
Dr. Adrian Rogers
Would you take God’s Word and be turning to the book of Judges chapter 17. And actually, we’re coming today to the last message in this series, Bring Back the Glory. I pray God that we’ve learned some things and we’ll learn some things today that will help us as God’s people to Bring Back the Glory to this nation. Today we’re going to be talking about the battle for values. We have had in America today in this generation, an erosion of the values that made this nation a great nation. The title of this message, The Sad Case of Vanishing Values.
Now what happens when values vanish? I’m reading here in Judges chapter 17 verse 1. “And there was a man of Ephraim, whose name was Micah.” And by the way, the name Micah itself means who is like the Lord? A man named Micah. “And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that was taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the Lord, my son. And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, I had wholly dedicated the silver unto the Lord from my hand for my son to make a graven image and a molten image: now therefore I will restore it unto thee. And he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah. And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and sons, who became his priest.” Now all of that may not make a lot of sense to you right now, it will in a moment, I trust. But now we come to verse 6 and look at verse 6, which is key and pivotal. “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” No autho ...
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