Preacher: Monty Simao, pastor
Key Text: Judges 1:1
Description: Israel fails to take the land and this sets off 350 years of rapid decline. It’s a downward spiral of depravity as things go from bad to worse. God hears the cries of His people and over and over He sends a judge to rescue them, but when the judge dies, the people fall back into idolatry and rebellion…and so the cycle continues.
The anticipation is for a judge that will rule righteously and not die, and whose righteous rule will bring a time of peace and possession of the land. That anticipation has been met in Christ who is the only righteous King and who alone obeyed the covenant for the prospering of His people.