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Ehud - by Michael Phillips
Judges - Part 4 of 11
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Judges 3:12-30
May 07, 2006 am - Today, with God's blessing, we will move on in our Christ-centered study of the Book of Judges. I call it Christ-centered partly because the Hebrew word of 'judge' is.messiah. The Judges were sent by God to save His people from their enemies and from themselves. They did the one by expelling foreign armies and the other by enforcing the Law at home. The eleven men and one woman who judged Israel were true messiahs, real saviors, who served their generations by the will of God. As good as their work was, however, it was not complete. They defeated some enemies, but not all; and they ruled for a good long time, but not forever. If God is going to save His People once and for all, He's got to do better than Gideon, Deborah, or Samson! In Jesus Christ, He has done better. What they did in part and for a time, He did fully and forever! The Book of Judges, therefore, is both history and prophecy. It tells what God did to save His people and what He's going to do. We don't know who wrote the Book, but we know what he wrote for: He wrote to fill us with gratitude and hope--to remind us of the mighty works God has done for us and to make us believe the better ones are yet to come! PEACE ... More >>>

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