John Vermilya // September 29, 2019
This story illustrates how God repays sin, evil and wickedness. Our 21st century sensibilities are shocked at what’s done to the Canaanite King, but surprisingly Adoni-Bezek is not. The evil King understands that God has repaid his sin and that he deserves the judgment. This tension between God always repaying sin and evil, and the fact that he fights for sinful people – is relieved by God’s love, grace and faithfulness. It also points to the Gospel and Jesus, who fought for sinful people all the way to the cross. Those that who aren’t God’s people through Christ will be repaid.