Living the Life Jesus Promises: Refreshing Birthplace, AT Hargrave, 5/7/2017

Living the Life Jesus Promises: The Birthplace Refreshing

Judges 6:1-10

  1. Stop coping with what God never intended us to.
  2. Lean into God (vs. 6)
  3. Listen to God. (vs. 7-10)
  4. Prepare to repsond to Him.

                  a. Obedience is a duty owed to God.

                  b. Obedience is a decision to make.

                  c. Obedience is a delight to be preferred.

Judges 6:1-10 NIV

6 The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites. 2 Because the power of Midian was so oppressive, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves and strongholds. 3 Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoples invaded the country. 4 They camped on the land and ruined the crops all the way to Gaza and did not spare a living thing for Israel, neither sheep nor cattle nor donkeys. 5 They came up with their livestock and their tents like swarms of locusts. It was impossible to count them or their camels; they invaded the land to ravage it. 6 Midian so impoverished the Israelites that they cried out to the Lord for help.

7 When the Israelites cried out to the Lord because of Midian, 8 he sent them a prophet, who said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 9 I rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians. And I delivered you from the hand of all your oppressors; I drove them out before you and gave you their land. 10 I said to you, ‘I am the Lord your God; do not worship the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you live.’ But you have not listened to me.”