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Victory and Defeat. Lessons from the Benjamite War Judges 20. Background. The period is one of situation ethics: “every man doing that which is right in his own eyes” (17:6; 21:25) Idolatry was practiced (Judg. 17-18) Immorality was practiced (Judg. 19) Indifference was practiced (Judg. 20)

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victory and defeat

Victory and Defeat

Lessons from the Benjamite War

Judges 20

background
Background
  • The period is one of situation ethics: “every man doing that which is right in his own eyes” (17:6; 21:25)
    • Idolatry was practiced (Judg. 17-18)
    • Immorality was practiced (Judg. 19)
    • Indifference was practiced (Judg. 20)
  • What can we learn from the victory and defeat of the Benjamites?
a lesson in pride
A Lesson in Pride
  • The Benjamites were proud and stubborn (20:13)
  • The Benjamites were over-confident (20:32)
  • The Benjamites found that pride goes before a fall (Prov. 16:18; 29:1)
a lesson in prayer
A Lesson in Prayer
  • The Israelites asked the Lord for guidance (20:18,23,27): pray for guidance
  • The Israelites were drawn closer to the Lord after each defeat (20:18,23,27): pray without ceasing (Lk. 11:5ff; 18:1ff; 1 Thess. 5:17
  • The Israelites had to wait for the final outcome (20:28): prayer is not always answered the manner or time we want (Deut. 3:26; 2 Cor. 12:8-9)
a lesson in punishment
A Lesson in Punishment
  • The Israelites, the Benjamites in particular, were punished for their relativistic morality (17:6; 21:25; 21:15): following what we think is right leads to death (Prov. 14:12; 16:25)
  • The Israelites brought confusion and civil war upon themselves (Mt. 12:25; 2 Tim. 3:13).
principles to ponder
Principles to Ponder
  • The basis of moral behavior is of critical importance (Heb. 5:14)
  • Ethical relativism is degrading, dehumanizing and destructive (2 Pet. 2:19)
  • Theology and morality cannot be separated (Prov. 1)
  • We must not only know God’s answers, we must internalize his values (1 Cor. 15:33)