5 thoughts on “Lesson Twelve Judges

  1. So disappointed that about half way through this lesson Pastor Reggie’s mic fell off. Hard to hear the whole lesson. This reminded me how important it is to pray for the teacher and those recording and posting.

    A very powerful lesson and Gary and I thought many great insights into the living in the world as structured today. As I thought of Idol worship in our lesson and Gideon obeying God to tear his Father’s idols down even if he slacked a little by doing it in the night, he did it! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    Psalm 115:4-8 gives us a glimpse, or I should say full view into the portal of the worship of idols. Verses 4-7 describes idols in detail and 8 gives the portal window into the heart of Jesus, “Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.”

    Idols do have power, we are enslaved by them rather than satisfied. Interestingly, they have NO power to give forgiveness, love, wisdom, but they have power to make you like them. Vs 8

    Let us pray for Pastor Reggie’s teaching as he takes us through the Book of Judges. Maybe next lesson he will review the last part of this lesson so we can catch up. He was at the point of storylining the part Gideon’s father played in God vs god.

    As the Psalmist writes idols will make us like them and that keeps us spiritually blind, resulting in unable to change.

    One thing clear, Gideon knew the idols to tear down and they were in his family.😫 Do we? 🧐

    1. Your statement, Sara, “As the Psalmist writes idols will make us like them and that keeps us spiritually blind, resulting in unable to change.” coupled with reading the verses in Ps. 115 sure provide a sobering warning regarding idols.

      Maybe Gideon’s obedience to do ‘each of the five things precisely as God commanded’ according to Pastor Reggie, made a difference in his father’s life. If I understood Pastor Reggie correctly, he said that the father’s reaction to Gideon sacrificing his prize bull, tearing down his father’s alter, etc, was not met with anger. Instead, his father showed no interest regarding his pagan things…all that mattered was his son.

  2. ❤️❤️❤️🧣 Rena Oynes writes❤️❤️❤️🧣…. “Wonderful teaching. What got my attention is when Pastor Reggie said that in order to be a leader, first Gideon must get his house in order. Gideon then must prove commitment to God before proving himself on the battlefield. Pastor Reggie said this is true of leaders today.

    —Getting your house in order
    Matthew 10: 36 says “Your enemies will be right in your own household.”
    — showing Commitment to God
    In Joshua 22:5 says “Only be very careful …….to love the Lord your God and walk in all His ways and keep His commandments and hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

    Then after this
    Joshua 1: 9 God says, Have I not commanded you to be strong and courageous . Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

    Holding fast to the above scripture in faith and in knowing WHO God is the most timid like Pastor Reggie said was like unto the characteristic of Gideon, you can put a foot forward at a time and know God’s promises are yes and amen.”

  3. Quoted from Sara’s comment above…“Even if he slacked a little by doing it at night, he did it!” Interesting, Gideon did exactly as he was told…see verses 25-27. I don’t read anywhere that there was any disobedience on Gideon’s part by doing it at night. So you are correct Sara….”he did it!!”👍😊

    1. Tammy, isn’t timidity and cowardice sin? Yes? No?
      “In the Greek, the word translated “cowardly” in Revelation 21:8 implies fearfulness and timidity. The dictionary also defines coward as someone who lacks the courage to do difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant things. A coward consciously shies away from unpleasant situations, doing whatever he can to save his own skin—enslaving himself to fear. Cowardice is sometimes linked to a guilty conscience: “The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion” (Proverbs 28:1). Scripture has much to say about being a slave to fear and contains stories of some godly people who gave in to fear.” Got Questions

      I think Gideon did it at night so he would not have to be accountable for his behavior. Well, that might be because I am all to often guilty of shying away from or other behavior that runs from right so I can still look good. 😞 Now Pastor Reggie puts pressure on this behavior, “People who gets involved in idolatry” lose their mind.” Reggie Webb.

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