Conquest and Judges. Joshua 11 (Defeat of the Northern Canaanite Coalition).
Verses 11-12: The Israelites completely destroyed every living thing in the city, leaving no survivors. Not a single person was spared. And then Joshua burned the city. Joshua slaughtered all the other kings and their people, completely destroying them, just as Moses, the servant of the Lord, had commanded.
1. Central campaign (chp 6-8).
2. Defeat of southern Canaanite coalition (chp 10).
3. Defeat of northern Canaanite coalition (chp 11).
Judges 17:6 - “In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.”
Judges 11 (page 197)
-Eighth judge of Israel
-warrior, son of a prostitute, outcast
-army commander, defeats the Ammonites
-verses 29-38: Jephthah’s tragic vow
God allows people to live as they choose to live, even if that means ignoring God.
“God’s wrath must be understood in relation to His love. Wrath is not a permanent attribute of God. Whereas love and holiness are part of His essential nature, wrath is contingent upon human sin. If there were no sin, there would be no wrath.”
James Bryan Smith’s The Good and Beautiful God:
Falling in Love with The God Jesus Knows.
Do you see an uncaring, angry, violent God, or an uncaring, angry, violent humanity?
God is a loving parent who wants to rescue you from YOU, not your problems.