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Month: August 2014

Judges 11 Commentary

Judges 11 Commentary

The land of Israel east of the Jordan River needs a judge. Someone mighty. A warrior! We’re introduced to him in verse 1 of chapter 11. 11:1 ¶ Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, [Oh, good! He sounds like a prime candidate to deliver Israel from her enemies!] and [Or “but”] he […]

Judges 10 Commentary

Judges 10 Commentary

Open your Bibles to Judges chapter 10. This is our 9th lesson in this book. And we’re in the 10th chapter of the book of Judges. And the last three lessons have covered Gideon and then his son Abimelech. And in those lessons we saw some shocking things. From Gideon we saw fearfulness and faithlessness. […]

Judges 9 Commentary

Judges 9 Commentary

So, here’s the secret – the end of Judges chapter 8 here shows us how Israel did wrong to God. And it’s then in chapter 9 where we see the evil that Israel does to Gideon’s household. Judges 9:1-2 Now, I’ll say one last thing about this section that we just read. Gideon – the […]

Judges 8 Commentary

Judges 8 Commentary

Open your Bibles to the 8th chapter of the book of Judges. We’re going to be talking about Abimelech today. And if I were to take a poll here today I imagine that most of us don’t know very much about this character – Abimelech – or his story. When we study Bible stories you […]

Judges 7 Commentary

Judges 7 Commentary

So God encouraged Gideon to keep going and doing his will. So in verse 1 of chapter 7 we see Gideon and his army camping near a spring. It’s called the well of Harod. It’s actually a place in the modern day where Israeli youth go to remember the military accomplishments of Gideon as they’re […]

Judges 6 Commentary

Judges 6 Commentary

Let’s open our Bibles to the 6th chapter of the book of Judges. We’ve been through the double introduction to the book. We’ve seen now one minor judge and three major judges. And now today we’ll see the 4th of the 6 major judges that are chronicled in this book. He’s a fearful man. And […]

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