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GOD'S DEALINGS WITH NATIONS AND WITH INDIVIDUALS (2 of
Jesse M. Hendley
Now, friends if you have your Bibles turn with me to
Judges, the 6th chapter. We will study Judges 6 and 7
in the next few broadcasts in order that we might see
a wonderful thing about how God deals with nations and
deals with individual men. You know, God is GOD, and
He is determined that the human race shall know it.
In Exodus the 20th chapter, and verse 3, God says,
"Thou shalt have no other gods before Me." More liter-
ally, "besides Me." So we have in that text "gods"
(plural) or GOD (singular). We've got to make our
choice, actually, individually, whether we are going
to follow "gods" or THE LIVING GOD. "Thou shalt have
no other gods beside Me." So we must make that choice.
Now in the 6th chapter of the Book of Judges we have a
wonderful study of God's dealing, first of all, with
the nation of Israel. We must remember that is the way
He deals with other nations, too. Because even though
we live in the New Testament times, God's attitude,
God's nature, God's principles, never change. "I the
Lord change not," is the tremendous word found in the
Book of Malachi. And then in the Book of James we
read, "In Whom there is no variableness nor shadow of
turning." God never varies. God never changes. His
spiritual principles abide through the ages, His
dealings with nations, and His dealings with
Now, first of all, we are going to learn about God's
dealing with the nation of Israel, and it is very
applicable unto us today because of the nation in
which we live and the times in which we live. The
Bible certainly is throwing light on the circumstances
of the people today.
Now in chapter 6 of the Book of Judges we read these
words in verse 1: "And the children of Israel did evil
in the sight of the Lord: and the Lord delivered them
into the hand of Midian seven years. And the hand of
Midian preva ...
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