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Powered by 4 - Oct. 4, 2010

  • 2010 Oct 04

Monday, October 4

Forgetting God

today's reading.
Judges 1:1-21; Judges 2:6-10    After the death of Joshua, the people of Israel inquired of the LORD, "Who shall go up first for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?"... 

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What does God tell the tribe of Judah to do (1:1-2)? How do they accomplish this task? What setbacks do they face (1:21-26)? What's the big difference between the generation that knew Joshua and those who came after him (Judges 2:6-10)?

the blog.
Today we begin a trek through the Book of Judges. Now this is one of my favorite books of the Bible because it parallels (in kind of a scary way) attitudes and behaviors that are prevalent in the world today. That means we can learn a lot from Judges. 

Judges picks up right after Joshua dies and the first two chapters are basically foundational, giving us information before we actually get to specific judges. Judges 2:6-10 kind of summarizes and explains it all and then lays out for us the underlying problem for the Israelites moving forward. "And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel" (vs. 10).

So what does our introduction to Judges tell us about the importance of teaching younger generations about the Lord and following Him? What are some things we can do, both inside and outside our families, to ensure that another generation doesn't miss out on knowing God? Tami W. 

P.S. We're starting a new series on Judges on Back to the Bible today. So join Dr. Kroll and me for Judges: Turning Defeat Into Victory.

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