Among the Gods

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God remains faithful to his people despite their unfaithfulness. The Book of Judges records how the Israelites repeatedly turned away from God to worship false gods. Yet God, in his faithfulness, would raise up judges to deliver them. However, the people remained stuck in a cycle of sin and rebellion. This ultimately points to our need for Jesus Christ, who is the ultimate Judge and faithful Savior.

Key Points:

  • The history of Israel was marked by God’s faithfulness despite their frequent unfaithfulness. God rescued them from Egypt and gave them the Promised Land.
  • A new generation after Joshua failed to truly know the Lord. They worshipped the Canaanite gods Baal and Ashtaroth instead of the God who saved them.
  • God remained faithful in his judgment and salvation of Israel. He used the judges to deliver them from their enemies, though the cycle of sin repeated.
  • The Book of Judges ultimately calls Israel to renewed faithfulness to God. Jesus fulfills this as the ultimate Judge and the one who is faithfulness made flesh.
  • Within our own churches, we need to pass on the gospel from older to younger generations to remain faithful disciples.

As Christians today, we have been entrusted with the greatest salvation of all – that brought about through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We must remain diligent in passing this salvation message on to future generations, lest we fall into complacency and compromise like the Israelites in Judges.

It is vital that we maintain intergenerational relationships within the church, where older and younger believers alike build each other up through encouragement, wisdom, and gospel truth. As we focus our relationships on Christ, keeping the gospel central, we will remain committed disciples and make Jesus known to future generations.


Judges 2:6-23, Psalm 145:4, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Joshua 24:19-20, Judges 3:1-4, Mark 14:36

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