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Jesus in Judges

Jesus in Judges

 

“Nevertheless, the Lord raised up judges

who delivered them out of the hand of those who plundered them.”                        

Judges 2:16 NKJV

 

                After the death of Joshua, the Israelites were quick to turn from their obligation to obey and follow after God. Because of their infidelity, God sent other nations against them to punish them in the hopes they would repent and turn from their evil ways. After the people called out to God, God sent Judges to lead, deliver, and rule over them. Unfortunately, for the Israelites they slipped back into their unfaithful ways and the vicious cycle just continued until God sent them a King to rule over them.

                Jesus is the Last Judge who came at the climax of history (Hebrews 9:26) to lead, deliver, and rule over us. Victory is His. Victory is ours. Unlike the Israelites, our Judge will never leave us. He will never grow old and die and leave us to ourselves. We will always have this Advocate with the Father (1 John 1:8-2:2), who can sympathize with our weaknesses and give us aid in the time of need (Hebrews 2:17-18; Hebrews 4:15-16).

                Will you follow the Judge over all? To follow Him, we must begin by obeying. Obedience begins by believing in Him which includes confessing Him (Romans 10:8, 9), repenting of our sins (Acts 2:28), being baptized into Christ (Galatians 3:27), and living faithfully until death (Revelation 2:10).