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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 […]

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 […]

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