Monthly Archive: September 2019

Samson: Judges 13:1 – 16:31

Samson is given more space in the biblical record than any other judge.  He is also undoubtedly the least qualified morally for leadership – the only judge whose rule did not bring some relief from the oppressors. The story of… (READ MORE)

Judges 10 Tola and Jair

Then the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals and the Ashtoreths, the gods of Syria, the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the people of Ammon,… (READ MORE)

Judges 8 & 9 Reign of Gideon Followed by Abimelech

After victory, the Israelites urge Gibeon to become their king, and credit him with the victory.  Gideon refuses.  Only God should be recognized as Israel’s monarch.  For the rest of Gideon’s life, the people refrain from Baal worship. But Gideon’s… (READ MORE)

Judges 7 The Lord’s Army of 300

And the Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’  7:2… (READ MORE)