The moral ingenuity of man is his worst enemy. Drew finishes the series on the book of Judges.
Drew ventures into the epilogue of Judges, comparing Micah’s shrine to forms of false religion found today.
Drew wraps up Samson’s tale and asks, “Do we focus more on God’s gifts than his mission?”
Drew continues the tragedy of Samson, discussing Samson’s careless slumber.
Drew picks up his study of Judges with Samson. First he looks at the problem of unawareness through the experiences of Samson’s parents.
Drew wrestles with the tough question of Jephthah: Did he really offer his daughter as a burnt offering? Or are other interpretations possible?
Correction: At one point, Drew lists Amon as a king of Judah who offered human sacrifices and calls him Manasseh’s grandfather. While Amon probably did offer human sacrifices, he was Manasseh’s son. Ahaz was Manasseh’s grandfather. 2 Kings 16:3 says he “burned his son as an offering, according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the Lord drove out before the people of Israel.”
Drew tackles the enigmatic statement in Judges 10:16: “[The Lord] became impatient over the misery of Israel” (ESV).
Show note: While C.S. Lewis’s wife is referred to as “Joy Gresham” (her first husband’s name was Gresham), she is more commonly known by her maiden name, Joy Davidman.
Drew discusses Gideon’s son Abimelech: the rose, the thorn, the fire!
Drew continues Gideon’s story. He talks about God’s jealousy and ours.