Judges: Glimpses of Christ (Paperback)
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The book of Judges makes no attempt to be cosmetic. It openly portrays wickedness among the people of God. Since there is essentially one church in all ages, Judges has big implications for us in the 21st century. The numerous offences confronted by the Judges in Israel are in our own family tree. Are we repeating them? With modern examples this book shows why denial is impossible. Although Judges is an old book, thirty centuries removed from us, it speaks powerfully to our generation. We are thrilled as it reveals the amazing grace of God. But that increases our obligation to heed its warnings. It is exactly the message needed by the modern church - compromised and worldly as it often is. Neglecting the lessons of Old Testament history ensures the same mistakes are repeated in our days. The most unpleasant truths are often those most needed. It is vital that we learn from the Judges. Readers will appreciate the writer's fresh and engaging style. With solid Protestant Reformed scholarship he clearly explains and applies the message of Judges. By using the New Testament's covenantal approach rather than a common moralistic grid, he shows how all the Judges provide glimpses of Christ. It is especially evident in relation to Samson. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter will assist Bible study groups to profit further.