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Month: July 2014

Judges 21 Commentary

Judges 21 Commentary

In Judges 20 Israel was doing to Benjamin what it should have been doing to the Canaanites – destroy every last one of them. Now, Israel had to do what they just did to Benjamin. But what a sad state of affairs that led to the need to almost completely wipe out an entire tribe […]

Judges 20 Commentary

Judges 20 Commentary

The actions of the sexually perverted mob was shocking. But the coldness of this Levite is almost worse. You mean to say he slept comfortably through the night, knowing what was happening to his concubine? And then he just barks at her to get up when he sees her lifeless body? And dwelling on the […]

Judges 5 Commentary

Judges 5 Commentary

So the destruction of Sisera was a pretty quick matter. But the destruction of Sisera’s king, Jabin, took a little longer. And yet it happened eventually. The Lord saved his people from their enemy. He used a “weaker vessel” as Peter would say to do it. But isn’t that how God works? He uses the […]

Judges 4 Commentary

Judges 4 Commentary

Let’s open our Bibles to Judges chapter 4. We’ll cover the 4th and 5th chapters in this book today. It’s the story of another judge – another tribal leader. Remember — we’ve seen three judges so far. The first was Othniel the nephew of Caleb. He comes at the beginning of this long sequence of […]

Judges 18 Commentary

Judges 18 Commentary

So, let’s take a step back. Think of what we’ve read so far. Idols, a Levite leaving his ministry to take on the administration of a house of idols. The owner of that house looking at all that’s transpired and thinking “Wow, the Lord is really blessing me. I even got me a Levite to […]

Judges 3 Commentary

Judges 3 Commentary

In Judges chapter 3, verses 1 through 4 we get a list of the nations that God left in Canaan and a few more pieces of information.  3:1 ¶ Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of […]

Judges 2 Commentary

Judges 2 Commentary

We saw from the end of Judges 1 that Israel had not taken all the land that God had promised them. But why? Is God unfaithful? Did he break his promise with the children of Israel to drive out the Canaanites? Let’s read God’s explanation of this series of events in 2:1-3. 2:1 ¶ And an […]

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