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BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: It’s Time to Begin the Book of Judges {Intro & Resources for Judges 1-5)

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It’s time to begin!!!  I am so excited to begin the Book of Judges with you.

This is going to be an interesting read.   We will see the sins of God’s people and the faithful deliverance of the Lord, despite their short comings.

May we always know that God is always there for us – He is faithful even when we are faithless (2 Timothy 2:13).

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Here’s The Book of Judges Overview

“In those days, there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Judges 17:6

Judges is a book about 12 judges who helped deliver the nation of Israel from one of the darkest and most oppressed times in their history. These judges were far from perfect but God used them in mighty ways.

As Joshua ends, we see the nation taking a stand for God. As we enter Judges; however, we see that the claim that Joshua made at the end of his book has come true. The people are following after other gods and there is a rapid decline – both as a nation and individually. The book of Judges focuses on sin and consequences. Sin grows when it is left unattended.

This book sounds a lot like today. Many choose to do what is right in their own eyes and follow after the ways of the world. But we can be like the 12 judges – who, though they were flawed and imperfect, decided to depend on God and be obedient to Him. Most of all, we can see that just like the judges – God’s mercy has come to our rescue over and over again.

Key Verse: Judges 17:6

“In those days, there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”

Outline:

  1. The failure of Israel (Judges 1:1-3:6) – The nation of Israel had compromised God’s commands to drive out the inhabitants of the land.
  2. The Judges (3:7-16:31) – We see the nation of Israel sinning over and over again because of the compromise that they had made. Sin always has consequences.
  3. The Moral Failure of Israel (17:1-21:25) – Despite the efforts of Israel’s judges, the people would not turn their whole hearts back to God. They did what was right in their own eyes. The result was a decline of the nation – spiritually, morally, and politically.

Major Themes:

Compromise: Whenever a judge died, the people faced a decline and they compromised their standards. Society has rewarded compromise. We need to not compromise what we know is right from the standard of God’s Word.

Apostasy: We can expect decay when we value anything more highly than God. In Judges, idol worship and man-made religion led to a complete abandoning of their walk with God. We can have idols and man-made religion as well today by focusing on anything more than we do on our relationship with God.

Repentance: The decline, decay and defeat of the nation of Israel caused them to call out to God for help. When they repented, God delivered them. Idolatry gains a stronghold in our hearts and lives when we place anything above God. We need to watch for modern idolatry in our hearts and minds.

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Here is this week’s Bible Reading Plan:

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Here are this week’s Group Discussion Questions

{If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection.}

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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To print the 21 Discussion Questions for Judges – click here.

The Verses of the Day:

I encourage you to choose which verse you’d like to memorize or meditate on.  The printable below includes all 5 verses of the day — for the entire week!  Print and cut them out and put them in the bathroom, kitchen, beside your bed and computer and use them for meditation throughout the week.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8

Monday

Judges 1

Tuesday

Judges 2

Wednesday

Judges 3

Thursday

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Friday

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Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Judges 1-5

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3 thoughts on “BLOGGING THRU THE BIBLE: It’s Time to Begin the Book of Judges {Intro & Resources for Judges 1-5)

  1. I finished study of Judges last month; very enlightening on how God uses leaders to discipline or bring disobedient people out of their disobedience. More enlightening that I was expecting.

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