JUDGES 2

2 Outlines

 

SO, WHO'S STUBBORN?

Judges 2:10-19

 

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry...

1 Samuel 15:23a

 

The children of Israel were being stubborn.  What they did leads us to ask three questions about ourselves. If any one of the answers to these questions is yes, perhaps, we are being stubborn too.

 

AM I ON THE RUN? (Defection) Vss. 10-13

   Israel was running away from God and His laws.

   Am I?

AM I ON THE ROPES? (Discipline) Vss. 14-15

   Israel was being disciplined by God.

   Am I?

AM I ON THE "REV."? (Dissension) Vss. 16-19

   ("Rev." here is short for Reverend, and refers to spiritual leaders in                                                                                                                                                                                           my life.)

   Israel would not hearken to their judges.

   Instead of accepting spiritual leadership, am I "on" Spiritual                                                                                                                                                                                                 leadership with unjust criticism or antagonistic confrontation?

 

Note: If you don't like my questions, you can just use the three "D" words in parenthesis.

 

 

***************************************************************************

Judges 2:11-23

THE STORY OF THE JUDGES

 

Here is a good summary of the conditions in Israel during the time of the Judges, and why God sent the Judges.

 

ISRAEL'S APOSTASY - Vss. 11-13

 

GOD'S ANGER - Vss. 14-15

 

GOD'S ASSISTANCE - Vss. 16-18

God was faithful to send Judges to deliver Israel out of her predicaments.

 

ISRAEL'S ABANDONMENT - Vs. 19

In spite of the work of the Judges, when a judge died, Israel returned to apostasy.

 

GOD'S ANSWER - Vss. 20-23

God allowed the nations to remain in the land as a test for Israel.

 

 

 

RETURN TO HISTORY INDEX

RETURN TO MASTER INDEX