Judges:Faith Amidst Relativism - Conclusion

May 4, 2014

Rev. Dr. Christopher Ziegler is our Senior Pastor.

Judges 2:11-19 and 2 Timothy 2:11-13

11 Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD and served the Baals.12 They forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They provoked the LORD to anger13 because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.14 In his anger against Israel the LORD handed them over to raiders who plundered them. He sold them to their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist.15 Whenever Israel went out to fight, the hand of the LORD was against them to defeat them, just as he had sworn to them. They were in great distress.16 Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders. 17 Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted themselves to other gods and worshiped them. Unlike their fathers, they quickly turned from the way in which their fathers had walked, the way of obedience to the LORD's commands.18 Whenever the LORD raised up a judge for them, he was with the judge and saved them out of the hands of their enemies as long as the judge lived; for the LORD had compassion on them as they groaned under those who oppressed and afflicted them. 19 But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt than those of their fathers, following other gods and serving and worshiping them. They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways.  

2 Tim 2:11-13

11 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him;12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us;13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.    

 

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