My Introductory Comments:
From the time of Joshua’s death to the rise of Saul as king, God raised up twelve men and one woman to rescue the rebellious nation of Israel. A nation that was loosing its national identity and its unity. The book of Judges contains some of the ugliest stories in the Bible. But I find a lot of comfort in knowing God doesn’t sanitize the horrible, raw ugliness and sin we each are guilty (and capable) of. Though this book, we can get a glimpse of God and ourselves. He would not let the Israelites go. And He will continue to pursue us. The Lord God is the real Hero. To continue reading Zak’s post, click the “Read More” link above.
The tribe of Judah was specifically chosen by God to lead the charge against the Canaanites in Judges chapter 1.
Jdg 1:1 Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?
Jdg 1:2 And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.
I like the use of language in the second verse. The land has been delivered. That makes me think of the Postal Service. As the end customer, we do not need to do any of the work behind the scenes. The company coordinates everything to deliver that package or envelope right into our hands.
I think that is what God is trying to tell the Israelites and modern readers through these verses. There is a lot…
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