The Story Chapter 8-Judges: A Few Good Men…And Women
Scripture: Judges 1–21,
What is the first word that comes to your mind when you hear the word “judge”? Turn to the person next to you and share what came into your mind first. Remember, no swearing in church. Some people think of Flip Wilson of “Here Comes the Judge” fame. Others might think of Judge Judy. Others think of the person in the black robe who hands down a jail sentence. In The Story, we come to a 300 year period known as the period of the Judges. A book in the Bible is named Judges. In the Old Testament, while these judges not only could throw you in jail, they are known mostly forgetting God’s people out of jail. Seven hundred years after God’s promise to Abraham, the people of God are in their own land, God is present in the tabernacle, a law guides their lives and a sacrificial system exists for the forgiveness of sins. The people were truly blessed by God. But there is a problem. Sin. Sin still reigns in the hearts of the people. Sin raises its ugly head.