The Lord's Impatience With our Misery
MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele
Judges: Life Without a King
God’s Impatience Over Our Misery
- The Minor Judges: Major on God’s Grace
- The Perfection of Evil
- God’s Impatience in Our Favor
Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:
- Read Judges 10:1- 18. Why even mention Tola and Jair if there is so little information about them? What do we learn from them about God’s ordinary provision of grace in our lives?
- Why would we say the Israelites have “perfected” their evil in verse 6? How is this committing of evil worse than before?
- Are the Israelites repentant in verse 10? Why or why not? How does God’s response in verses 11-14 help reveal the heart behind their confession? How about verse 15?
- Consider the statement at the end of verse 16. The word “misery” can be translated “work, effort” or “misery, hardship.” How do these different translations impact the meaning of the verse? How could both be true? What is God’s posture toward us?
Memory Verse of the Week:
Psalm 130:7 O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption. (ESV)