We first dealt with the matter of lack of leadership on the 7th of July, 2023. Please read the vignette on that date. According to Kameel Majdali in Melbourne, Australia, the book of Judges ” covers a period of over 350 years from the time of Joshua the conqueror until the coming of Samuel, the final judge (who is first mentioned in I Samuel, not Judges)”. This period witnessed some great changes and some terrible scandals, like today’s story.Four times inJudges we are told that “there was no king in Israel..” (Judges 17:6; 18:1; 19:1; 21:25). That may sound like a beautiful prologue to the period of monarchy, but there really was no leadership order. That theme is repeated several times in the book. We quoted Mandy Flint and Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, in our initial write on Leadership Void. Today the void continues. Leadership void ultimately leads to dysfunction and toxicity in states, organizations or teams. Leadership void do not correct themselves. They breed toxicity, dysfunction and violence we just witnessed in this chapter. The result of this story is the civil war and almost extermination of the tribe of Benjamin. Is there an order in your organization? You can only ignore that suggestion at the peril of your team and organization.
And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Beth-lehem-judah. Judges 19:1 KJV