November 5, 2017
An assumption can be made that each of these judges came to power to deliver Israel from captivity.
October 29, 2017
Jephthah, showing no mercy, slays about 42000 Ephraimites, almost the total male population of the whole tribe.
Jephthah got his promotion but at what price.
It wasn’t his fault he was the son of a prostitute, nor kicked by his brothers, but he was responsible for how he behaved
October 22, 2017
Jephthah’s vow was irresponsible because God forbade human sacrifice.
Jephthah was so permeated in the culture of his day that he thought like a pagan and so acted like one in his vow
October 15, 2017
This time the Lord said He was not going to deliver Israel this time.
Jephthah and Israel were so far from God that they never really knew Him.
How gracious a God who brought Israel the victory even though their sin.
October 8, 2017
The enemy armies were gathering together and Israel looks for a leader absent of God.
August 27, 2017
The time period in Judges, chapter 10 is about 250 years after the days of Joshua. The Tabernacle, the high priest were not mentioned in the Book of Judges Israel has gone though a number of sin, slavery, supplication, salvation cycles but they have gradually gone further and further away from God.
August 20, 2017
Abimelech is killed by a random millstone dropped by a woman. God was guiding the millstone as His vengeance.
August 13, 2017
Abimelech killing his brothers was calculated, time consuming, and an act of murder that occurred one by one. The people knew what kind of man he was but accepted him anyway.
August 6, 2017
Gideon may being saying he doesn't want to be king, but he was acting like it.
Gideon actually leaves Israel in worse shape than when he started
July 30, 2017
He had to fight against Midianites
He had to fight against the Israelites
He had to fight against himself