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Intro: "I did it my way."
Who knows more; you or God?
Who is in the future as well as the past and present; you or God?
Who do you consistently follow and trust for insight and direction; you or God?
Judges 17:6 (NASB95)
6 In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.
Judges 21:25 (NASB95)
25 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
Disobedience is not a sudden uncontrollable urge, but a gradual and subtle pull.
Just as obedience is not a sudden action but a "die-cast decision beforehand".
I. Israel's continued victory from God after Joshua's death.
(1:1-15)
A. Judges 1:1-2,7 Judah inquires of the Lord and is victorious against Adoni-bezek.
B. Judges 1:8 Jerusalem is taken.
C. Judges 1:13 Judah is victorious against the Canaanites in Hebron.
D. 1:11-15 Othniel & Achsah and the Debir victory and the field and springs.
(this is the first appearance of Othniel the first Judge in the book)
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Israel's long slide of disobedience.
(1:16-2:5)
A. Judges 1:16-26 Each tribe failed to drive out or completely destroy the Canaanites in their areas.
B. Judges 1:27-35 Notice the progression from "failed to drive out" to Dan not being able to take possession.
C. Judges 2:1-5 God directions given by the Angel of the Lord re-establishing God's promise at the beginning of Joshua and leading the people to regret at their disobedience.
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The Reason for their Disobedience...The SOP of Destruction (2:6-3:6)
A. Judges 2:11-19 The failure of Isreal due to the presence of Canaanites still in the land.
This is the very thing God had warned them of.
B. The cycle of oppression, crying out to God, Judge, deliverance, disobedience, oppression, etc.
C. Judges 3:5-6 Final statement of the condition of Israel.
Key verses: 5-6.
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The final act of disobedience is never a momentary action, but always a gradual decent.
A. Judges 21:25 "In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes."
B. Doing what was right in their own eyes does not mean they purposely disregarded God's command and blatantly disobeyed.
They decided that what they saw and their assessments were right over what God had told them.
They know more than God.
D. As you look at that first chapter you can see two consistent mistakes that led Israel down the slippery slope of disobedience:
1. the second was the lack of the exercising of faith.
("The next Generation did not know God" Judges 2:10)
2. the first was compromise.
They made little compromises.
Judges 1:19; Judges 1:21-26; Judges 1:33
Conclusion: Proverbs 12:15; Proverbs 14:12; James 1:22-25 NLT
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