Notes: June 7, 2008 – Judges 1:1-2:10

Israel takes possession of the land; but all of the pagans are not destroyed

Of each of these tribes it is said that they dominated their territory, but that they did not drive out all of their enemies (chapter 1).

  • Judah
  • Simeon
  • Benjamin
  • Manasseh
  • Ephraim
  • Zebulun
  • Asher
  • Naphtali

The Lord admonishes them for their failure; and predicts that the remaining paganism will be a problem for Israel ( Judges 2:1-5).

Although the people served the Lord as long as Joshua was alive, and as long as those who had lived with Joshua were around, eventually there arose a generation that did not know the Lord and that was not familiar with the history of God’s intervention on behalf of Israel (Judges 2:7, 10).

Meditation Points:

  1. What little sins do you tolerate?
  2. God isn’t pleased when we only do part of what He asks us to do.
  3. Are you obedient only when the boss is around, only when your parents are around, only when your teacher is around, only when the pastor is around, only when your friends are around?  Character is what you are when you are alone.
  4. Ancient societies made it a habit to teach new generations their tribal history. Shouldn’t we follow their example?