Tag: Judges

  • Biblical Principle #254: Israel’s Justice for Injuries

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses specified how Israel was to provide justice to an Israelite who was injured by a neighbor. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD prescribed the measure of justice for cases where an Israelite was injured by a neighbor. In essence, whatever happened was to be done back…

  • Biblical Principle #243: Israel’s Judges to Rule Justly

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God instructed Israel’s judges to maintain justice and never accept bribes. Explanation We have previously established that: GOD also instructed, through the Law, that Israel’s judges were to behave justly, maintain righteous judgments, not perverting justice or accepting bribes. Here are some passages that speak to…

  • Biblical Principle #242: Israelites to Respect Court

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God commanded the Israelites to obey the court rulings and respect the officials. Explanation The Law of Moses included instructions for handling court cases and escalating difficult cases. GOD commanded Israel to respect both the judgments rendered and the officials of the courts. 10 You shall…

  • Biblical Principle #241: Israel’s Settlement of Difficult Cases

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave instructions for handling difficult court cases. Explanation Certain court cases were too difficult for Israel’s local judges to know how to settle without assistance. GOD told Moses how Israel was to handle these difficult court cases: 8 “If there is some matter you are…

  • Biblical Principle #240: Israel to Appoint Local Judges

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel was to appoint judges and officials in every town. Explanation The government of Israel was to come from among their own brethren. We previously established how the eventual king was to come from among their brethren. So also the local officials. 18 “You shall appoint…

  • Biblical Principle #131: Moses Established Judges for Israel

    Biblical Principles List Principle Moses appointed judges to help oversee Israel’s concerns during the exodus. Explanation Moses was burdened with the judging of concerns brought to him by Israelites. Seeing this, Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, suggested that Moses appoint other reliable men to serve subsets of Israel as judges. Moses heeded this advice. 13 So it…

  • March 18 – Deborah and Barak

    Reading Judg. 4:1-5:31 Devotional After Ehud, the second Israelite leader (called a judge) died, the Israelites once again did evil, so GOD gave them over to twenty years of oppression under Jabin, king of Hazor, a Canaanite. The commander of Jabin’s army was Sisera. They had 900 chariots of iron and treated the Israelites cruelly.…

  • March 19 – Gideon: Fearful to Faithful

    Reading Judg. 6:1-8:3 Devotional After the forty years of peace which followed Deborah and Barak’s triumph over Jabin, the Israelites once again did evil. (This was the fourth time the Bible records the Israelites’ return to idolatry following Joshua’s death.) GOD gave the Israelites over to the Midianites, and for seven years the Midianites oppressed…

  • March 21 – Don’t be Quick to Promise

    Reading Judg. 10:1-12:12 Devotional After Gideon’s son Abimelech died, Tola and then Jair led Israel as judges for a period of time. Then the Israelites reverted back to their evil ways and GOD sent the Ammonites to oppress them. After 18 years they cried out to GOD but this time GOD’s response was different than…

  • March 23 – Be Careful Who You Trust

    Reading Judg. 13:1-16:31 Devotional Once again the Israelites did evil in the sight of GOD, so He gave them over to be ruled by the Philistines forty years. Then GOD raised up Samson, the strong man, to oppress the Philistines in return. Samson was a Nazarite, which meant that he could not shave his head…