Judges Delivered the Goods of God
Lesson Text:J udges
_2:7-23March 22, 2009
A.Stupid Criminals1.We do stupid things – telling a parent that a spanking didn’t hurt2.The Children of Israel did stupid thingsB.God loves us even when we do stupid things and mess up
2 Peter 3:8 ESV But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with theLord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.2.God is more reliable that UPS when the goods are needed3.James 1:17 ESV Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation orshadow due to change.4.God would send Israel a deliverer, a Judge5.Judge after Judge was sent
John 3:16-17C.Read Judges 2:7-23
II.A Generation Knew Not God
Judges begin after the Death of Joshua1.Read Judges 1:7; 10.2.Madison church of ChristB.Israel was faithful all of the years of Joshua.1.Israel was to occupy the land and drive out the native people
They did not completely obey;Exo_23:32-33;Exo_34:12-13;Exo_34:15-
They were to make No Covenant with other people
Completely drive out the people5.Destroy all of their altars
Absolutely no intermarriage;Deuteronomy 7:4 ESVfor they would turnaway your sons from following me, to serve other gods. Then the anger ofthe LORD would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly.
2Co 6:14Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For whatpartnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship haslight with darkness?
1Co 15:33Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals."
Why doesn't man just listen to God.
Bribe a kid with a reward, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.