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Outline Of The Book Of Judges (13 of 54)
Through the Bible Survey
July 8, 1990
OUTLINE OF THE BOOK OF JUDGES:
I. ISRAEL'S WARS (1:1-2:5)
A. The Tribe of Judah (1:1-21)
1. The promise of initial victory (1:1-18)
2. The period of incomplete victory (1:19-21)
B. The House of Joseph (1:22-2:5)
1. The promise of initial victory (1:22-26)
2. The period of incomplete victory (1:27-2:5)
II. ISRAEL'S WOES (2:6-16:31)
A. The Mesopotamians (3:8-11)
B. The Moabites, Ammonites, and Amalekites (3:12-30)
C. The Canaanites (4)
D. The Midianites (6-7)
E. The Ammonites (10:6-32)
F. The Philistines (13-16)
III. ISRAEL'S WAYS (17-21)
A. Religious Perversion (17-18)
B. Moral Pollution (19-21)
MAJOR APPLICATIONS OF THE BOOK OF JUDGES:
1. GOD'S JUDGMENT UPON A REBELLIOUS PEOPLE
Someone has called the Book of Judges, "The account of the dark ages of the Israelite people." The people forsook God and God forsook the people (Judges 2:23). The infidel, Robert Ingersoll, spoke much of the liberty of man, woman, and child. Sometimes liberty can be a godless liberty. This is true in the Book of Judges. Scripture says that every man did right in his own eyes. So the book is filled with rebellion, punishment, misery, and deliverance. Out of the 350 year period covered by Judges, 100 of these years were spent in disloyalty to God. All six punishments are said to have been brought about by God Himself-. Judges 3:8 says, "The anger of the Lord was hot against Israel and, He sold them into the hands of the king of Mesopotamia. The Psalmist says, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord and the people that He has chosen for inheritance." The Psalmist also says, "The wicked shall be turned into hell and every nation that forgets God."
2. WE SEE IN JUDGES GOD'S DELIGHT IN USING THE WEAK THINGS (I Cor. 26-29).
Othniel was a younger brother. Ehud was a left handed man. Barak had to be urged to be a man by Deborah. Gideon went to war with a ...
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