The Big Picture
February 26, 2017
I. The generation after Joshua did not know God. Judges 2:10
II. The five stage pattern repeated in Judges. Judges 2:11
- Stage one: Sin
- Stage two: Oppression
- Stage three: (Repentance)
- Stage four: Deliverance
- Stage five: Peace
III. The path down: sin and oppression. Judges 2:11-15, 19-23
IV. The path up: Repentance, Deliverance and Peace. Judges 2:16-18
Questions for reflection:
- What does it mean that the next generation did not know God? What is the warning here for us and our children?
- Why was idolatry so tempting for the Isrealites? How is there situation not too different from ours today?
- Why do you think God's solution to the people's oppression came in the form of a judge rather than some other solution?