Thursday, July 3, 2014

(38) Judges 1

After Joshua's generation,
another generation grew up who did not honor God
or remember what God had done for Israel.
Then Israelites chased after others gods,
worshiping the gods of the people around them.
This made God angry.
and God handed Israelites over to King Cushan-rishathaim for 8 years.
Israel cried out to God for help,
and God raised up a man named Othniel to rescue them.
He became Israel's judge.
He fought against King Cushan-rishathaim
and God gave Othniel victory.
and Once again Israelites turned away from God
and worshiped other gods,
so God gave King Eglon of Moab control over Israel.
Israel cried out to God again,
and this time God raised a man named Ehud to rescue them.
After Ehud, Shamgar rescued Israel.
He fought, with an ox goad, against Philistines and won.
After Shamgar's death, Israelites again worshiped other gods.
Deborah became a judge in Israel.
Deborah kept peace in the land for 40 years.

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