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Judges an Introduction

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Joshua

The end of 40 years wandering
Go into the promised land/ the Christian life
Reliance on God for victories/ and possession
there was a human Leader who was following the Father
Israel serving God living by faith
Joshua 24:16 LEB
And the people answered and said, “Far be it from us that we would forsake Yahweh to serve other gods,
the whole nation working as one
CYCLE OF MEN AND NATIONS (1) from bondage to spiritual faith. (2) from spiritual faith to great courage. (3) from courage to liberty. (4) from liberty to abundance. (5) from abundance to selfishness. (6) from selfishness to complacency. (7) from complacency to apathy. (8) from apathy to dependency. (9) from dependency back to bondage.
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Joshua 13:1 LEB
Now Joshua was old and advanced in years, and Yahweh said to him, “You are old and advanced in years, and very much of the land remains to be possessed.
the whole nation working as one
(1) from bondage to spiritual faith. (2) from spiritual faith to great courage. (3) from courage to liberty. (4) from liberty to abundance. (5) from abundance to selfishness. (6) from selfishness to complacency. (7) from complacency to apathy. (8) from apathy to dependency. (9) from dependency back to bondage.
There was still a lot of work to be done at the end of Joshua’s life
the land was theirs but they needed to possess it

Judges

Judges — deliverer
God is their leader/King
unbelief / no faith
Worship idols gods of the Canaanites
in bondage to other nations
Nations they were to kill, drive out, annihilate because of their sin
self centered
sin was tolerated downward spiral
as the new generation took over the people started to decay spiritually
Moody Bible Institute's devotional "Today in the Word" has an interesting summary cycle of men and of nations (“bird’s eye view of the cycle of men and nations”), a pattern that is similar to that seen repeatedly in Judges…
CYCLE OF MEN AND NATIONS (1) from bondage to spiritual faith. (2) from spiritual faith to great courage. (3) from courage to liberty. (4) from liberty to abundance. (5) from abundance to selfishness. (6) from selfishness to complacency. (7) from complacency to apathy. (8) from apathy to dependency. (9) from dependency back to bondage.
the Israelites went through this cycle many times
as also the Church

Chapter 1

Judges 1:1 KJV 1900
Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the Lord, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?
judg1 1-
they started out right
V2 God said for Judah
V3 Judah compromised Dint trust entirely in God --- God and you are a majority force
V7 started doing things like the Canaanites
V19 could not drive out the chariots of iron
V21 living with the enemy
Compromise with sin

Did evil in the sight of the Lord

Joshua 1 LEB
After the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, Yahweh said to Joshua son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, saying, “My servant Moses is dead. Get up and cross the Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the Israelites. Every place that the soles of your feet will tread, I have given it to you, as I promised to Moses. From the wilderness and the Lebanon, up to the great river, the river Euphrates, all of the land of the Hittites, and up to the great sea in the west, will be your territory. No one will stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so will I be with you; I will not fail you, and I will not forsake you. Be strong and courageous, for you will give the people this land as an inheritance that I swore to their ancestors to give them. Only be strong and very courageous to observe diligently the whole law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn aside from it, to the right or left, so that you may succeed wherever you go. The scroll of this law will not depart from your mouth; you will meditate on it day and night so that you may observe diligently all that is written in it. For then you will succeed in your ways and prosper. Did I not command you? Be strong and courageous! Do not fear or be dismayed, for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go.” Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people: ‘Prepare your provisions; in three days you are to cross the Jordan to go possess the land that Yahweh your God is giving you to possess.’ ” To the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh Joshua said, “Remember the word that Moses Yahweh’s servant commanded you, saying, ‘Yahweh your God is giving rest to you, and he is giving you this land.’ Your wives, your little children, and your livestock, they will remain in the land that Moses gave to you beyond the Jordan. All of the best fighting men will cross armed in front of your families; they will help you until Yahweh gives rest to your families as well as to you. They will take possession of the land that Yahweh your God is giving to them. Then you will return to your own land and take possession of it, the land that Moses the servant of Yahweh gave you beyond the Jordan to the east.” And they answered Joshua, saying, “All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you will send us we will go. Just as we obeyed Moses, so will we obey you. Only may Yahweh your God be with you, as he was with Moses. Whoever rebels against your orders and does not obey your words according to what you commanded us will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous.”
Joshua 1:1 KJV 1900
Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying,
, , , , They did evil / they were sold into slavery by God
Judges 1:1 LEB
After the death of Joshua, the Israelites inquired of Yahweh, saying, “Who will go up first for us against the Canaanites to fight against them?”
God caused a destroyer to come up against
Judges 3:15 LEB
And the Israelites cried out to Yahweh, and Yahweh raised up for them a deliverer, Ehud son of Gera, a Benjaminite and a left-handed man. And the Israelites sent a tribute to Eglon king of Moab through him.
over and over
7 times
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forgiveness of God toward us
We need to pass on the torch
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