Judges 6:1  And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.
Judges 6:2  And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds.
Judges 6:3  And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them;
As we read these verses before us, what do you see? The very first thing I see is that the children did evil and because of their evil they were placed in the hands of the Midianites. There is always a result for our actions. Principle number 9 says; “We lose our freedom to choose when we give in to temptation. The consequences of our choices are inevitable, incalculable and up to God.” Because of their evil they had to find a place for safety; dens and caves. The reason being because when they tried to have anything the Midianites would come up against them. They took and took and made the life of the Israelites miserable. It didn’t get better it was getting worse for the Amalekites and the children of the east came.
Judges 6:6  And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD. Israel was greatly oppressed and made feeble because the evil the Midianites were bringing and causing in their lives. As the day you and I live I am afraid we can identify with this idea. There are those who have allowed drugs and alcohol to over take them to the point that they are oppressed and have become feeble. They try to hide their feeling and try to make those around them think they are having the time of their life. In reality they are only hiding in caves and dens as the problems only increase and they slowly but surely lose to the enemy whatever it is. To some it’s drugs and alcohol to others its pornography, then there’s the anger issue some are having which could stem from something they refuse to forgive. Someone has done something to them; maybe it was rape, being molested; Statistics say that as many as 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18. It matters not what evil has befallen us the answer is not hiding in the dens and caves of this life. The answer is and always has been Jesus and like the Israelites we need to pray unto the Lord.
I must tell Jesus all of my trials,
I cannot bear these burdens alone;
I must tell Jesus all of my troubles,
He is a kind, compassionate Friend;
Tempted and tried I need a great Savior,
One who can help my burdens to bear;
I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
I cannot bear my burdens alone;
I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.
Who are you talking to about what’s going on in your life? Why not talk to Jesus for He will help you, I know that personally by experience. Have a blessed week is my prayer.