The careless People of Laish (Judges 18)
This will be another short blurb in conjunction with the previous regarding the Mountains of Hebron and Hermon and what they stand for, respectively.
The men of Dan took the City of Laish, which was populated with careless people, who felt secure. (1) Before they took that City, the wicked tribe "stole" from Micha, the harmless repentant Ephrathite, his Levite priest and his idols. (18.17)
After the slaughter in Laish, the children of Dan set up the "graven image" there. (18.30)
What a negative, revolting story!
But, how true.
The devil, satan, the adversary of all Creation - including mankind - prowls around as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (I Pet 5.8-9)
If you are "careless" and think you are "secure" in Babylon, you may well want to think again:
"For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." (1 Thess) 5:3 Is not the whole of Mystery Babylon comparable to the City of Laish, those lazy, thoughtless, careless and perhaps even lawless and godless people, in love with delicacies that are poisoning them? (Rev 18)
Is it not wise to study, and learn to discern the "craft" of the Kings of the Earth? (Ps 2) and to learn to defend yourself against them? In order to be prepared and not rendered helpless and hopeless in the final days of Jacob´s Trouble? (Jer 30)