Judges 2 Outline
– God’s angel rebuked the Israelites (Judges 2:1-5)
– The Israelites turned away from God and worship idols (Judges 2:6-15)
– God chose judges for the Israelites (Judges 2:16-19)
– God handed over the Israelites to the enemies to test them (Judges 2:20-23)
Judges 2 Summary
The angel of God traveled from Gilgal to Bochim to remind the Israelites about their covenant with God. The Israelites neglected to drive out the people of Canaan and dwell alongside with them. They did not tear down the altars of the Canaanites. As a result, they were tempted into worshiping their gods. When the angel of God said these things, the Israelites regretted and offered sacrifices to God. The place was named as Bochim because they offered sacrifices there.
The Israelites continued to be faithful to God until all the people of the generations of Joshua and the elders had died. Joshua died when he was 110 years old. Joshua was buried at the border of his Timnathheres inheritance. After Joshua and the elders had passed away, the people forgot about the good things that God had done for them and they started sinning. They started to worship the gods of the Canaanites and made the Lord very angry. God was so angry that he let their enemies attacked and tortured them.
When the Israelites regretted and begged God for forgiveness, God sent judges to deliver them from their enemies. When a judge died, the Israelites would return to committing wrongdoings. Ultimately, God was furious and decided not to drive out the nations that Joshua left so that he can reprove them and see whether they are faithful.
Judges 2 Bible Study
1. Stay Away from All Pagan Practices
We should stay away from all kinds of pagan practices so that we will never be led into temptation. If you have become a born again Christian, you should completely get rid of the idols in your houses. Even if you are not going to worship the idol, you should get rid of it from your house. In addition, you should avoid going into the worship places of other gods. For example, when you are a tourist in other countries, you should avoid entering the temples and shrines of the pagan gods. In the Ten Commandments, it is said that you must only bow down and worship God, the creator of heaven and earth. It is wrong to bow down or pay respect to pagan gods when visiting the temple.
2. Avoiding Looking for Lifelong Partners of Other Beliefs
God wants us to not look back at our past. After you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior and become baptized, you will be a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17-21 KJV). Christians who are looking for their lifelong partners should avoid looking for those that are of other beliefs. Christians should search for Christian partners. A Christian partner will treat you nicely because he fears God.