Countryside Church of Christ-Edenton, NC Lesson 2 “Failure to drive out Canaanites”.
If you’re in the area come out on Sunday evenings and join in our Bible Study on Judges given by our Pastor/Teacher, Reggie Webb. And, join us here as we study and participate together. Love hearing your comments as we dig into this great book yet overlooked by many. Click on link below to hear this lesson as well as lesson 1. “Summary of success and Failure.” Book of Judges-Reggie Webb
Let’s dig in.
12 thoughts on “Series on Judges”
I have listened to lesson 1 and 2. I plan to study with you through Internet. It’s not to late for others to join in. Reggie is doing a great job in my humble opinion laying the foundation for this study.
Lesson I instilled in me as a Christian and knowing God, Our Heavenly Father, I could go to Him at any given time and make a request for myself and on behalf of others just as Caleb’s daughter requested from her father and he responded. Judges 1:14,15
Our Father gives us springs of living water through His Son, Jesus. Many scriptures affirm Our Father’s answer among this one. John 7:37-39 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.”
I am enjoying the outline and info given by Teacher/Pastor Reggie as it opens my inner most being to where I might be or in my thinking on my trek in my spiritual journey. We all might find ourselves in a different car but the same destination. And, if we find ourselves headed in the wrong direction we will find a roadmap, GPS, and necessities to turn around and make changes to meet at the designated location.
I’m looking forward to the ideas, thoughts and communicates that will and is being shared as we travel together in this study.
Now, I need to formulate and share my Lesson 2 thoughts!
I appreciated reading and thinking on your comparison and insight, Sara, of Caleb’s daughter asking her father for the springs of water and us being able to go to our Father for it.
Two of my takeaways from lesson 1 was the Pastor pointing out that God was unable to help the Israelites in the plains because they refused to put all their faith and trust in Him to defeat the enemy. Also how the lesson contrasted them and their failures to Caleb and his successes and reminded us that Caleb “wasn’t looking for retirement at 85…he was ready to go!”. He fully trusted God to intervene and help and he won the victory and earned Hebron.
My main takeaway for lesson 2 is that the Pastor said (my understanding) is that ‘what began as toleration became apostasy (falling away from God)’. He said it another way….’what looked reasonable proved to be lethal’. In the lesson he emphasized that the God’s chosen people compromised with ungodly people and that had deadly/horrible consequences for them.
In my thinking, fast forward to today, and this teaching applies as a warning and Biblical principles we should heed.
I would like to join the study also and have appreciated hearing the Pastor and his teaching from lesson 1 and 2.
Now, my highlight for Lesson 2…pause, think about and discuss is the spy story at the opening of a cave. Water again❗️And, just how spying works. Our world news last night gave us an updated spy story in the making of a less than 30 year old Russian red headed lady arrested by the US governments for spying. The stories sounded much the same. You tell me and I reward…Reggie sure was timely on his spy story.
My Special Assignment as recorded in my journal to spy out today: Discover Judah’s failure in light of the promises of God. Was the strength of the inhabitants a valid excuse for their failure (see Deuteronomy 20:1)? What I might receive in return for digging in?
And, the call to remembrance Deuteronomy 7:1 Reggie encourages us to remember.
I love how Acshar, Caleb’s daughter was proactive in bringing her requests to her father, Caleb. And we learned how gracious Caleb was and gave her upper and lower springs.
Reggie pointed out that some may not want to be a follower of a God whom would ask for the annihilation of a “pitiful innocent group of Canaanites”, but the Canaanites were wicked, corrupt people. God had given opportunity for the Canaanites to repent and they refused, so God’s “judgement was just”. When I listen, read, and ponder this study, a scripture my grandfather Furlough used to speak about comes to mind……. “it’s appointed once for man to die, and after that, the judgment”. I believe it comes from the book of Hebrews: “Hebrews 9:27-28 New International Version (NIV) 27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”
In lesson 3, what stood out to me was: the Lord told the Israelites to destroy/drive the Canaanites out, but they lived with them and made them slaves instead. In other words, they were disobedient to God and did what they wanted to do. (I’m not thinking this follows the teachings of the Word of God)? What do you think?
Correction to above spelling, Acsah. (Caleb’s daughter)
Tammy, did he do 3 or 2 lessons already. I only heard 2. I guess if three I missed 1. 🤨
3 lessons……7/2/18, 7/11/18, 7/16/18.
I just looked at church website and now there is a 4th lesson posted. It is dated 7/20/18. ( I 🤔 maybe date should be 7/22/18).
I rechecked the church website and the following dates are the Posted lessons from Judges: 6/24/18-“Isrealite’s success & failure”, 7/2/18- “ Isareal fights the remaining Canaanites”, 7/11/18- “Summary of success of failure”, 7/16/18- “ Failure to drive out Canaanites”, 7/20/18- “Condemned by the angel of the Lord”.