Judges 21:25In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
This phrase is stated four times in the last five chapters of Judges. Moses commanded the sons of Israel to not do what is right in their own eyes when they cross the Jordan to possess the land of Canaan (Dt. 12:8) but to do observe all that the Lord God commands. Jesus summarized the Law in Matthew 5:48: “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Moral perfection in thought, word and deed is what God expects from his sons. Throughout the history of Israel, the sons of Israel proved themselves to not be sons of God but sons of Adam. The history of Israel can be summed up in this saying: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Rom. 3:23) However, God is compassionate and gracious; therefore, He did not leave all to die in their sin but provided a way for all to be justified; the way is the redemption which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and He was buried, and He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (Jn. 14:6) There is a King given among men and His name is Jesus; all authority has been given to Jesus in heaven and on earth. (Mt. 28:18)