"In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes." Judges 21:25
Centuries have come and gone since those words of Scripture were written, but our self-centered, pleasure-minded human race has never seemed to learn the lessons of history. Philosopher George Santayana was right when he said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Today's world and the world of the Judges are similar in many ways. Greed. Sexual immorality. Disregard for moral absolutes. Even God's people can't seem to work together.
But Warren Wiersbe reminds us through this study that here and there God is raising up men and women who believe Him, confront the enemy, and win the victory.
The challenge of the Book of Judges is: be available No matter how dark the day, God can still work through people who will trust His word, yield to His spirit, and do His bidding.