The Wisdom Journey through Judges.
The book of Judges records a very dark period in Israel’s existence, a time characterized by the nation’s disobedience to God, rebellion against His moral standards, and even the embrace of idolatry. It was a time when “everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Such evil was worthy of God’s judgment, and that judgment came repeatedly, as the Israelites fell under the domination of one nation after another. Yet in the darkness, God’s grace was illuminated as He raised up deliverers, or judges, to rescue His people and give them hope and reason to follow Him in faith. God’s grace is still present for us, even in our darkest times.