Judges 1:1-18 – A GOOD START
There are many people who believe in getting a good start on the day by having a good breakfast. There are also many of us Christians who believe in the importance of a good start to our day by spending time in the Word and prayer. Many like to get a good start on school or work projects. Christian parents should want to get a good start on training their children in the things of God (Proverbs 22:6).
In chapter 1 of Judges the Children of Israel did get a good start in serving the Lord after Joshua died. Unfortunately, they did not continue in their walk with the Lord. We can still learn from their good start, and copy their good example.
THEY ASKED GOD Vs. 1
It was Israel’s responsibility to conquer the promised land. They asked God for guidance. It is our responsibility to be good soldiers for Christ. We should ask for guidance. See James 1:5-8
THEY BELIEVED GOD Vss. 2-3
God said that the Tribe of Judah should go first. They believed what God told them, and acted!
THEY OBEYED GOD Vss. 4-8
They simply did what God told them to do.
There is no substitute for obedience (1 Samuel 15:22-23)
THEY DISPLAYED COURAGE Vss. 9-15
Othniel is an example of the courage displayed by the Tribe of Judah.
It will take courage to obey God! (Joshua 1:9)