Gospel and Judges | The Gospel Centered Woman

Gospel Centered WomanThe events in the book of Judges occur between the death of Joshua and the birth of Samuel and kingship of Saul. In the book, God’s children long for good leadership. “Since the conquest of the land is not complete, the book begins with the question of who will lead in battle (Judg. 1: 1) and ends with the statement, ‘In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes (21: 25).’ The need for a king who will lead God’s people into their full inheritance is an important theme.”1

However, God’s children in Judges are not longing for good leaders from a heart of steadfast devotion to God. A cycle emerges – they abandon the one true God for pagan idols, are oppressed by other nations, and then cry out to God for help. God brings them help, only for them to return to their idolatry each time. Continue reading →

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