We live in a busy world with busy schedules and being able to share some thoughts about this journey with others across this world through the Internet is truly a blessing. The below Questions for Reflection will stimulate thought and offer ideas for applying biblical principles at work, at home, and in all we do.
Judges 14 – How does Samson’s basis for choosing a wife differ from that of his parents? How does God continue to be the victor in Samson’s life even though he yields to pressure? What ways has God given you victory over pressured crises?
Judges 15 – What policy have the Jews adopted in regard to their suppression under the Philistines? How is Samson able to take a different stand than they have and defy the Philistines? Can you share an experience when you asked God to meet a need of yours?
Judges 16 – How does the nature of Samson’s relationship with Delilah set the stage for his enticement by her? What is the source of Samson’s strength? How is Samson’s final prayer related to God’s purpose in his life? How can you pray according to God’s purposes in your life?
Judges 17 – What is the recurring phrase in this passage (See also 17:6; 18:1; 19:1; 21:25)? What is your definition of an idol? What do you think about the actions of the mother, Micah, and the Levite? Do you ever feel that your relationships to others will prosper you?
Judges 18 – How does this incident give you specific information about the relationship of the Jews to their priests in this period of history? Who is responsible for the victory at Laish? How does the Danites’ behavior after the victory show their token relationship to God? What is your relationship with God in your daily life and special undertakings?
Judges 19 – How was the life of the unemployed Levite? What is the value placed on hospitality? What effect does removing Godly principles from a society have?
Judges 20 – How effective is the Levites’ communication of the disaster that has corrupted Israel? What progression in the people’s dependency on God takes place here? In what ways are you dependent on God in your daily battles?
Judges 21 – How do the people get their guidance about the problem of wives for the Benjamites? Have the people learned anything about depending on God? What is the religious atmosphere of your society? What have you learned from Judges about the necessity of obedience to God and the consequences of rejection of God?
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments.
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