The Gospel According to Judges
The time we live in today can be characterized by the phrase that summarizes the Book of Judges: Everyone did what was right in his own eyes (Judges 21:25, ESV). God’s people had entered the land to take it, but the land ended up taking control of them. Unpleasant and messy like our times, Judges shows our tendency toward repeated cycles of spiritual decline and our need for renewal. And while God raised up judges to rescue His people, each ultimately fell short, pointing us to our need for not just a hero, but a Savior.