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We are currently
surveying the entire Old Testament, one Book at a time. This
morning it's the Book of Judges. You can read these
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Thus far only the Surveys of Genesis through Judges have been
The Book of Judges has a key
phrase, used twice, that seems to frame its entire message.
"Every man did that which was right
in his own eyes," Judges 17:6 and 21:25.
This Portion of Scripture
attempts to describe about 400 years of the "darkest" time in
all Israel's history.
It's "judges" are men, and a
woman, who "led" and helped "defend" their Country from
approaching and sometimes enslaving enemies.
Here they are in order:
Othniel, the first Judge after
Ehud, who was left-handed!
Shamgar, Judges 3:31, a one-verse
Deborah and Barak, the only "duo"
Gideon, one of the better known
Abimelech, a treacherous judge, a
Jephthah, who sacrificed his
and Samson, the strong man whose
life was wrecked by sin!
Then the Book closes in chapters
17-21 with two of the morally "lowest" stories in all Scripture!
Truly in Judges,
"Every man did that which was right in his own eyes,"
There's no doubt about that.
Proverbs 14:34 comes to mind
here. "Righteousness exalteth a nation:
but sin is a reproach to any people."
May our Country remember that
--- Dr. Mike Bagwell
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