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The Book of Judges

 The Book of Judges was taught by Dr. James Modlish


Judges 19:1-20:48



This is one of the most bizarre stories in all of the Bible, At first glance, it can leave the reader horrified, but it Is a classic demonstration of the depths of depravity to which the human heart can stoop.

It has all the ingredients that Hollywood seems to love these days - prostitution, perverted sex, murder, mutilation, war with thousands more dying and modified slavery. The huge difference between the world and God's Word that God does not magnify the sin, but rather majors on the horrible consequences of it.


I. The concubine reaped what she sowed - (19:2,25)

This principle would be totally overlooked by the world as she would be painted purely as the victim. (Gal. 6:7,8)


II. It happened in part because God's people allowed men of evil influence to abide with them - (19:22)

A. It appears that we have an AC/DC group here, but sodomy is the preferred expression of their lust.

B. The women here are objects of utter disregard (19:24-25) Women have historically been elevated in direct proportion to the light of the Word of God.

C. The city undoubtedly had many good people, but they had just become passive toward sin. They didn't endorse it; they just didn't hate it with a holy hatred.

III. An attitude of tolerance evolves into one of defense - (20:13-14)

A. Eventually, questions arise like "what is sin?" and "we have no right to judge others." So the usual Dan Rather mentality took over.

B. The human conscience is familiar with the (Jas. 4:17) principle - "Therefore, to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." Because of this profound truth it is the knowing that is most often denied.

IV. When you get in a battle against sin you frequently lose people… even though God has endorsed the battle - (20:18-25)

A. Untold numbers of Christians have been lost to the work of God because the battle against sin became too tough.

B. When the price gets too heavy many others want to quit. (20:28)

  1. V.Judgment will always ultimately come on the sinners - (20:35; Psa. 145-20; Prov. 11:5)

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