How does God achieve his purpose in the world? How is oppression brought under control and justice done? In what ways do men and women play a part in the achieving of such divine ends? How are these people affected by their involvement in these affairs? The perspectives on these questions in Judges 4 and Judges 5 is surprising.
This is the second in a trilogy of articles which looks at Eli, Jephthah, and David as biblical examples of bad fathers. This article focuses on Jephthah and the promise he made which sealed the fate of his daughter, as recorded in Judges 11. Though this example the author tackles the issue of many fathers today being spiritually ignorant.
Looking at Judges 17-21, this article shows how God's covenant people moved away from their King through moral anarchy, exposing themselves to temptation. However, through repentance and faith in Christ God brings restoration. This is a call to the church to speak about this hope of restoration in Christ in the midst of our nation in crisis.