Thursday, September 12, 2013

Journal Through the Bible: Week 36 Thursday

This post title was edited. I was so excited to be done with Judges that I totally forgot to put which week it is!

Judges chapter 21

Today concludes the reading of the book of Judges. Whew! I'm ready for the book of Ruth!

Pay attention to the name of Jabesh-gilead in this chapter. It is one of the places where they got brides for the Benjamite men that remained alive. In a few weeks this village will be mentioned again in conjunction with Israel's first king, Saul, who was himself of the tribe of Benjamin.

Does God issue any commands in this chapter?

  • God does not speak.

Does God make any promises?

  • God does not speak.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • The last verse of the chapter and book, "In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes," is the antithesis of Jesus who followed Deuteronomy 6:18 instead, "And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee . . ."

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • In this book there were judges of all walks of life, including prophets, priests, and kings. (That would be Ahimelech.) These men were all faulty humans but someday there will be a Judge of all the earth who holds the offices of Prophet, Priest, and King.

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