Sometimes we turn away from God. We fail to love those around us. We follow the gods of the world. Yet God remains loving and waits for us to return to him. In the book of Judges we see the story of Israel unfold as they follow this cycle. It is our story as well. The study of Judges should help you to hand the throne of your life over to God, the true King. Without God reigning in our hearts, our lives are destined to become as disastrous as the characters of this book.
Sometimes we turn away from God. Or we fail to love those around us. We even follow the gods of the world. Despite everything, God remains faithful, loving us and waiting for us to return to him. This is the story of Israel told in the book of Judges. As Donald Baker leads you to examine it for yourself, you may discover that it is your story as well. This revised LifeGuide Bible Study features additional questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection, together with expanded leader's notes and a "Now or Later" section in each study.
Baker is pastor of First Reformed Church of Doon, Iowa, and Bethel Reformed Church of Lester, Iowa. He formerly served as a staff member with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.