Judges 1 – Judges 2
We turn the page and begin a new book of the Bible as we begin to reflect on Judges. Here we loose a “main character” if you will, as we no longer have people like Abraham, Joseph, Moses or Aaron as our main focus. Now our focus is on Israel, and we will find that the people are quick to fall short of God’s expectation. In fact, by the time we are done with today’s reading in chapter 2, we’ve already noticed that some of the Israelites want to battle their fellow tribes, while others are turning to the false god Baal. This isn’t good, and it doesn’t get much better.
Looking ahead, we do have some things to look forward to. Soon we’ll encounter individuals like Deborah, Gideon, and Samson. We’ll save their stories for another day, but at least it gives us something to look forward to. Eventually, as the book comes to a close, we’ll get a bit closer to King Saul and King David, but for now we’ll have to dwell with the Israelites as they begin to figure out who they are as a people without a defined leader.
So . . . that’s my quick summary. Before we close this blog for today, how about a short video from thebibleproject.com to help us better understand the Book of Judges.
Our next reading: Joshua 3 – 5.