Judges 19:26-29 (NLT)
26 At daybreak the woman returned to the house where her husband was staying. She collapsed at the door of the house and lay there until it was light. 27 When her husband opened the door to leave, he found her there. She was lying face down, with her hands on the threshold. 28 He said, "Get up! Let's go!" But there was no answer. So he put her body on his donkey and took her home. 29 When he got home, he took a knife and cut his concubine's body into twelve pieces. Then he sent one piece to each tribe of Israel. 30 Everyone who saw it said, "Such a horrible crime has not been committed since Israel left Egypt. Shouldn't we speak up and do something about this?"
A man of the tribe of Levi had a concubine who had been unfaithful and had returned to her father’s home. The Levi had gone to persuade her to come home and her father welcomed him. Her father provided meals and celebration and enticed him to stay a while, but eventually he said he had to return with her back home. On his way back he stopped with her and his servants in the town of Gibeah. While he was asleep the men of the town there took his concubine and abused her and left until she died on the door step. The husband in rage and anger cut up her lifeless body and sent a piece to each tribe of Israel to say shouldn’t something be done about the sin that is taking place in this day and time?
Vaccinations are given to make people immune to certain types of viruses. If you give someone just enough of a weaken virus they become exposed and will eventually not feel the effects when exposed to the stronger virus. It seems like sin goes after us in the same way. We keep getting exposed to sin in small amounts, but sin keeps growing in our society where like the virus when it becomes big we just don’t feel the big impact. Things that happen today just did not happen 40 or 50 years ago and would probably shock people who are no longer alive. Then go back another 40 or 50 years and it would shock that generation of people, because even the thoughts of rock & roll were horrifying. Maybe somebody does need to stand up and ask the questions, has such horrible crimes been committed since America became a country? Pray that God would move in the life of His people and that each one would commit their lives to Him. Pray they would stand up to do right in His sight. Pray for your own committed life to Him.