Seeking God’s merciful rescue to break the cycles of our rebellious sin.
The book of Judges can be easily overlooked in our Bibles, possibly because it's the hardest to look at. In this unique period in Israel's history, we see the gory consequences of rebelling against God. We see what it looks like when God gives people over to their carnal desires. We see how easy it is to get trapped in cycles of sin. We see what sin deserves. And if all of that is not scary enough, we see our own sin in that mirror.
Yet the grotesque colors of this book merely paint the backdrop against which the patience and mercy of God stand out boldly. We learn how to seek God's mercy, and how he is eager to deliver his people and restore them to right relationship with him.