Friday, March 18, 2011
The Age of Judges
I know I'm repeating myself, but I want to drive this point home. God's goal was not to kill people. The Israelites' job was not to kill people. The goal was for Israel to be a faithful people and to tear down the Canaanite altars. That is what Israel did not do. That is how they betrayed themselves and their God. That is what ultimately cost them a vibrant future. That is, in fact, why the whole book of Judges exists.
Stopping point: Judges 2
PS--I put the land allotment map at the top because that's how I was taught the first land if Israel looked like, and if Israel had taken possession of all the land, that is how it would have looked like. The problem is that both the end of Joshua and the beginning of Judges is very clear that Israel did not take possession of all the land. So, all those nice internet maps are more of a dream then a reality. Yet one more thing I find thought provoking.