March 26, 2012

86 - Judges the 7th book in the Bible and the second book of history.

Kathleen's thoughts

Israel starts to backslide. One of the reasons for this is that the whole generation was also gathered to their ancestors the the generation that rose up who did not know the Lord or the works He had done for Israel. This I find most difficult to understand with the older generation before going home how come they did not engrain in their children the truth about the covenant of the Lord and what would happen if they disobeyed the Lord.

Judges 2:20 The Lord's anger burned against Israel, and He declared, "Because this nation has violated My covenant that I made with their fathers and disobeyed Me...21 I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations Joshua left when he died...22I did this to test Israel and to see whether they would keep the Lord's way by walking in it, as their fathers had"

Judges 3:11 Then the land was peaceful 40 years and Othniel son of Kenaz died. I find interesting here is again it's 40 years.

Once again Israel rebels and The Israelites served Eglon king of Moab 18 years.

Joshua 24:33 Eleazar son of Aaron died, and they buried him at Gibeah.

Second judge Ehud son of Gera, a left handed Benjaminite delivers Israel. 3:15-30 I find this interesting as they make note of him being left handed.
Ehud made a 18" sword placed it in a strap to his leg and went to the Eglon King of Moab who was fat and told him he had a private message from the Lord he stood up and his servants left him and Ehud stabbed him into his belly leaving the sword enveloped into his fat and then Ethud escaped going back to his people sounding the ram's horn throughout the hill country of Ephraim. The Israelites came down with him from the hill country and he became their leader. they followed him because the Lord handed over to them their enemies The Moabites.
Moab became subject to Israel that day and the land was peaceful 80 years.

Judges 1: 1-6 A story of Micah and his mother who had 1,100 pieces of silver taken and Micah's mother had uttered a curse over these silver pieces. Micah's mother said" I personally consecrate the silve to the Lord for my son's benefit to make a carved image overlaid with silver. so Micah returned the silver to his mother and she took five pounds of silver and had a carved image overlaid with silver made and was placed in Micah's house...6 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what ever he wanted.

Micah fooled a Levite who was wondering looking for another place to live and he invited him to be his priest which this Levite excepted.

The Danites seek to enlarge their inheritance. Judges 18: 1-15 In this chapter they discover Micah's silver images of gods in his home and they did a detour to the house of the Levite who was asked by Micah to be his personal priest.

When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, For He will not speak on HIs own, but He will speak whatever He hears. He will also declare to you what is to come.


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