The journey through the book of Mark came to a close last week and now the journey will go back into the Old Testament for a while through the book of Judges. The reading plan below will be used to hold me accountable to sharing about God’s word. As I share about my study of the book of Judges over the next few weeks, it’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Christ as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day amazing!
Questions for Reflection
Judges 1 through 2:5 – In what different ways, do the various tribes of Israel treat the people of the land? How is God consistent with his nature when he declares judgment on his people? How does this situation affect your attitude about God’s commandments for you?
Judges 2:6 through 3:6 – To what extent does the people’s obedience to God depend on an obedient leader? How does God provide a way for the people to get to know him? In what ways can you know God? What specific commandments do the Israelites disobey (See Deut. 7:1-5)?
Judges 3:7-31 – How do the people respond to being educated in ways of the ONE true God? What are the reasons for the success of the judges? What pattern of God’s dealings with his people do you see in this chapter?
Judges 4-5 – What pressures move the children of Israel to appeal to God for deliverance? Why are Deborah and Barak considered to be co-deliverers? How does Sisera’s army fall?
Judges 6 – What do Gideon’s actions and conversation reveal about his character? What do you learn about guidance from Gideon’s experience? To what extent will you claim God’s faithfulness to enable you to do what God has called you to do?
Judges 7 – In what ways are the selected soldiers more qualified than the ones sent home? How does God continue to be the controlling influence in Israel’s battle preparations and strategy? What causes the Midianites’ to panic? What do you learn here about the way God’s strength works through human weakness? How can you know God’s strength in your life today?
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Look forward to the journey! Thanks for taking us through Judges.