Bible Time Period: Conquest and Judges
You led Israel triumphantly into the Promised Land. They failed to teach their children, and instead did what was right in their own eyes: Help me to keep my eyes on you and teach others what is truly right.
If you didn’t read yesterday’s reflection regarding the cycle that Israel goes through during the time of the Judges, go back to Day 38 and read it before you go on. Gideon and his son Abimelech, who you will read about today and tomorrow, form the central account in the repeating cycle. Together they represent the best and the worst among leaders.
Throughout Judges, notice the influence of the pagan nations and false gods upon Israel (these people and the worship of these gods were allowed by Israel to remain in the land they conquered).
What do chapters 6 and 7 tell you about the ways of God in “impossible” situations?
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