Judges: The Big Picture and One Specific Example
March 13, 2022
A Chapter a Day
- Sunday, March 13, Judges 10
- Monday, March 14, Judges 11
- Tuesday, March 15, Judges 12
- Wednesday, March 16, Judges 13
- Thursday, March 17, Judges 14
- Friday, March 18, Judges 15
- Saturday, March 19, Judges 16
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Judges 2:16-23; 3:31
The Spiritual Climate:
The Summary (Judges 2:16-23, ESV):
16 Then the Lord raised up judges, who saved them out of the hand of those who plundered them. 17 Yet they did not listen to their judges, for they whored after other gods and bowed down to them. They soon turned aside from the way in which their fathers had walked, who had obeyed the commandments of the Lord, and they did not do so.
- Idolatry is like .
18 Whenever the Lord raised up judges for them, the Lord was with the judge, and he saved them from the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge. For the Lord was moved to pity by their groaning because of those who afflicted and oppressed them.
- God is and patient.
19 But whenever the judge died, they turned back and were more corrupt than their fathers, going after other gods, serving them and bowing down to them. They did not drop any of their practices or their stubborn ways.
- We should from the consequences of our sin.
20 So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he said, “Because this people have transgressed my covenant that I commanded their fathers and have not obeyed my voice, 21 I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations that Joshua left when he died, 22 in order to test Israel by them, whether they will take care to walk in the way of the Lord as their fathers did, or not.” 23 So the Lord left those nations, not driving them out quickly, and he did not give them into the hand of Joshua.
- God’s kindness should not be mistaken for .
The Example (Judges 3:31, ESV):
31 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 of the Philistines with an oxgoad, and he also saved Israel.
- God is not limited by your lack of .
- Attention doesn’t equal .