The pattern of the Period of the Judges Lesson 4

Pastor Reggie is back as we continue our study in the book of Judges.

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Judges-Reggie Webb 8-12-18

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The pattern of the Period of the Judges Chap 2:14-23, 3:1-4

14/08/2018

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4 thoughts on “The pattern of the Period of the Judges Lesson 4”

  1. Here are a few things that stand out to me in this lesson: Because of Israel’s disobedience to God, it angered the Lord. Reggie quoted, “divine anger leads to divine action”, so (verse 14)”the Lord handed them over to raiders who plundered them”. Then in verse 16, “the Lord raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders”. Reggie points out that judges here are not people with long black robes on, seated in an elevated chair, with a gabble in their hand, but rather the judges here were “deliverers”. In verse 18, the Scripture says, “the Lord had compassion on them” by raising up these judges, (verse 19) “But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even MORE CORRUPT……They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways”.

    1. Thanks Tammy for giving me help to start the lesson. Your comments helped me to stay focused as I listened via Audio.

      Your comments gave legs to Pastor Reggie’s timeline-Rebellion-judgement-contrition-deliverance-further rebellion.

      I am now on thinking how does PR’s time line align with Galatians 4:9 “don’t return to bondage and 5:1 “stay free.”

      Just seems the teachings of judges leads us full face into the evil of the human heart.

      As you wrote; “MORE CORRUPT……They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways”. I see this as a photo in living color of today in many ways.

      And, as contrast dye goes we see a tumor in “love thy neighbor as thyself.”

  2. “I am now on thinking how does PR’s time line align with Galatians 4:9 “don’t return to bondage and 5:1 “stay free.”
    After listening to the audio and hearing the cycles repeating themselves, it sure seems to align perfectly.

    And a take-away I got from his teaching was that God and Israel had a covenant. Pastor Reggie said that Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28 tells what God promised. But Israel broke the covenant and that released God from His obligation towards her. And the same hand that once fought for her, turned against her.

  3. Rena writes….
    What a wonderful in-depth study which brought clarification of word meaning and office holders in the setting of the times for me.

    When listening to the study from Pastor Reggie. I thought of the the saying that “The grass always looks greener on the other side.” We see that theme throughout the Bible starting with Adam and Eve. The forbidden fruit seemed good in their sight.
    In Proverbs 14: 12 it says, There is a way which seems right to man, but it leads to death. We see the Israelites in the study follow their way and not the WAY as mentioned in John 14:6 I AM the WAY the truth and the life.

    The next take away that struck me from the study was:
    One generation knew God and practiced the things of God. The next generation had not been adequately taught thus corruption . The people got worse and and would not give up their evil ways. They were constantly looking for a way to turn against God. Due to the people’s actions their enemies were allowed to test the people. PR said “Rebellion leads to judgement, which leads to contrition, which leads to deliverance, which leads to further rebellion. “

    Adequately taught” sure sticks out in my mind and the consequences of that.

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