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AM Bible Study Group; August 26, 2015 from Judges 12:8-15. The judges are slowly ebbing up to a monarchy. This was done at a time when there was a certain amount of hostility and disunity among tribes. No children are mentioned as coming from him—even though the judges on either side of his story had many children. It may have been that there were no children for him; and his tribe was his family. But the results are surely felt. C. Abdon, it seems, maintained good peach in Israel by supplying it with good leadership. We aren’t given much to work with here. and the pride of life (self-satisfaction in who we are, what we have, and what we have done). The work he put in to establish alliances and push his family interests forward is an indication that as Judge he didn’t desire to save or serve the nation. II. Riding on donkeys doesn’t impress anyone today; but in Abdon’s day, was a significant symbol of nobility and authority (see Jair’s story in 10:3-5; or see the poetic description in 5:10). But perhaps that is exactly why the story of the three judges in this morning’s passage is so important. ", 18245 NW Germantown Road All rights reserved. Someone has said that the character of a church is always the shadow of its leaders cast long. And he gave away thirty daughters in marriage, and brought in thirty daughters from elsewhere for his sons” (vv. Jephthah dies, Judges 12:7. These sermons were preached @ Christ Reformed Church in 2007-2008. The details about Ibzan’s life are frustratingly brief. This all seems to suggest that, for the duration of these three judges’ ministries—twenty-five years in total—the people had NOT wandered from the Lord, and did NOT have to suffer the affliction of their enemies. Those who labor to bring peace and unity in God’s household are a hidden blessing. Ibzan’s large family was quite a contrast to that of Jephthah’s! After him Ibzan, Judges 12:8-10, Elon Judges 11:11,12, Abdon, Judges 12:13-15, were judges over Israel. It's being resentful when someone snubs us or patronizes us or shows off. He is also from a different tribe from the past few judges from before him. His hometown was most likely the Bethlehem of the tribe of Zebulun. Theme: This passage tells us of three judges who kept the peace in Israel between periods of trouble. The guy likely “ruled” from his home base and named a city after himself. Worldliness, then, is a preoccupation with ease and affluence. The same thing happens in a church when it has good godly leadership overseeing it. They are posted here in PDF format for ease in downloading. Chapter 12. and 22— the thorns in the parable of the sower. Scripture: Judges 3, Romans 13:12-14. Worries of the world choke out the gospel in our lives. We’re told nothing at all of his family. We love to hear the stories of heroism, and of sacrifice, and of great conquests, and of people who overcame great odds in order to reach a happy ending. We're the "church on the hill. 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If you’ll look at what had happened just before their story, you’ll read of the troubled times of Jephthah and the conflict that he had with the Ammonites. 8-9a). Terrible times ensued; and God allowed the Ammonites to afflict His people because of their unfaithfulness. Worldliness is harboring grudges, nursing grievance, and wallowing in self-pity. To appreciate this, it’s important to remember the sad story of the judge that came before him. We are located the top of the intersection of NW 185th Avenue and Germantown Road. PRIDE, POLITICS, AND PERSISTENCE. (All Scripture is taken from The New King James Version, unless otherwise indicated). I have a reason for it. We’re told, “He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy young donkeys” (v. 14a). Intro: For some time now we have been looking at the lives of the Judges of Israel. A short account of three other of the judges of Israel: Ibzan (), Elon (v. 11, v. 12), Abdon ().Verses 1-7 Here is, I. Lots of children… this is an indication that the guy had a harem. And if that’s the case, then that actually makes these three judges outstanding. EXPLAIN – The Cycle – 1).… This serves as a strong contrast to the preceeding judge, who didn’t seem to have any kids for the most part and killed his one child. Sermons on Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians. Can we speculate from this three-fold mention of Zebulun that Elon loved his tribe?—and perhaps also that the people of his tribe loved him? Deborah -- Fearless Woman Fearful Man Contributed on Jun 28, 2018 | 1,967 views. . We read at the beginning of his story that “Then the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals and the Ashtoreths, the gods of Syria, the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the people of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines; and they forsook the Lord and did not serve Him”(Judges 10:6). The first of these three judges is Ibzan. The judges are slowly ebbing up to a monarchy. Judges 8:1-21. Copyright © 2020, Kim Riddlebarger. We’re told, “He judged Israel seven years. It means smarting under every slight, challenging every word spoken against us, cringing when another is preferred before us. Then Ibzan died and was buried at Bethlehem” (vv. He served many years in the U.S. army. 01 "The LORD Raised Up Judges" -- Judges 2:16-23, 02 "They Did Not Drive Them Out Completely" -- Judges 1:1-31, 03 "They Abandoned the LORD" -- Judges 2:1-15, 04 "The LORD Was Moved to Pity" - Judges 2:16-3:6, 05 "The Lord Raised Up a Deliverer" -- Judges 3:7-11, 06 "The Hand of the LORD" -- Judges 3:12-30, 07 "God Subdued Jabin" -- Judges 3:31-4:24, 09 "Please, Lord, How Can I Save Israel?" But we are given a suggestion of what may have motivated him. B. Judges 5:12 forms the introduction to the second part, viz., the description of the conflict and the victory. 2. We’re told that he gave away his thirty daughters in marriage; and also brought in thirty daughters “from elsewhere” for his sons. They kinda hung around, got rich, had kids, built prestige, and vied for more power. III. Let’s look at their stories and see if we can detect some of the qualities that helped them maintain their times. (All Scripture is taken from The New King James Version, unless otherwise indicated). The Bible defines worldliness by centering morality where we intuitively know it should be. Judges 6:1-40, 10 "As the Sand That Is On the Seashore" -- Judges 7:1-8:3, 11 "The Lord Will Rule Over You" -- Judges 8:4-35, 12 "You Have Risen Up Against my Father's House" -- Judges 9:1-57, 13 "We Have Forsaken Our God" -- Numbers 10:1-11:11, 14 "Jephthah Made a Vow to the Lord" -- Judges 11:12-12:7, 15 "Behold You Shall Conceive" -- Judges 13:1-14:20, 16 "O Lord God Please Remember Me" -- Judges 15:1-16:31, 17 "Everyone Did What Was Right in His Own Eyes" -- Judges 17:1-18:31. Ibzan—a peacemaker who threw his family circle wide; Elon—a man who raised his tribe’s sense of worth; Abdon—a man made his many sons into leaders . Pirathon was a city of Ephraim; and that means that this man Abdon was of the tribe that had suffered great losses some twenty-three years earlier when they had sought to attack Jephthah and the Gileadites (see 12:1-7). (11-12) The judge Elon. the name of the judge and the name of the town where he was buried have very similar spelling, minus the vowel points. He judged Israel ten years. by Lloyd Stilley on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 6:00 AM They said to Jephthah, “Why did you go to fight the Ammonites without calling us to go with you() We’re going to burn down your house over your head.�2 Jephthah answered, “I and my people were engaged in a great struggle with the Ammonites, and although I called, you didn’t save me out of B. Worldliness is the lust of the flesh (a passion for sensual satisfaction), the lust of the eyes (an inordinate desire for the finer things of life), and the pride of life (self-satisfaction in who we are, what we have, and what we have done). Worldliness, then, is a preoccupation with ease and affluence. Sermon: Six Trust Lessons from Gideon - Judges 6-7 Here's the point: When tough times come, instead of looking at them as if God is punishing you, try to see them as God's gift of grace. What a sense of esteem that must have given to his people as they recovered from hard times! And all of his sons and grandsons rode them; suggesting that they were all significant men of influence. But if ‘numbers’ truly have symbolic meaning in Scripture—and if the number 70 would have the meaning of restoration and recovery (as in the 70 people of Jacob who were preserved in Egypt, or the restoration of the people of Judah after 70 years captivity in Babylon)—then there may be ‘restorational’ significance to the numbers of sons and grandsons that Abdon could boast. 5. After him, Elon the Zebulunite judged Israel. And Elon the Zebulunite died and was buried at Aijalon in the country of Zebulun” (vv. A. Tags: Ehud, Strength In Weakness, Judges. This isn’t a sin on it’s own, but it is an effort to establish the political groundwork for ruling the nation. The idea that he was working his way toward establish a monarchy is supported by the fact that he arranged marriages in and out of the tribe.

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