NIV Judges 6.8

Verse Judges 6.8

8 he sent them a prophet, who said, "This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

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In the book of judges, god admonishes his displeasure on the Israelites, he is not happy about a number of things they were doing, which were completely against his rules. It also describes how six main Judges fought against the oppression of kings from surrounding nations. An Israelite Judge named Abimelech, is spoken of to be one that oppressed his own people.

The scripture recounts how peaceful Israel was until after the death of Joshua. Joshua took on the leadership of the Israelites, after Moses, and he was the one who conquered Canaan and divided it into 12 tribes. At the beginning of the book, in chapter 1, it is said that the people of Israel panicked after the death of Joshua, asking him how they were going to fight against the Canaanites. It advances to say that God had given them power to fight against them, and several others they had encountered after them.

According to second chapter of the book, an angel was sent by God to the people to assuring them of the promises he had made to them earlier. It goes on to say that after Joshua had died and was buried, a new generation sufficed, who had no idea who God was, and all the things he had done for the land in the previous generations. They forsake the Lord and took to worshiping other gods notable amongst them, the Baal. This angered the Lord, and he left them in distress, leaving them in the hands of their enemies.

Down on in the book, it is recounted of how they worshiping another god had caused God so much anger, that he continued to garner their enemies against them. The commandments had been given in the time of Moses, and in that the Lord had stated that they shalt not worship any other gods apart from him. Judges clearly lays down how much wrath imparts people who go against this particular rule.

At chapter Six, they continue to suffer at the hands of God, for up to seven years because they continued to live in sin, against the wills of the Lord. This still depicts the magnitude of his anger, on people who refuse to change their ways. The people became weary of the punishments they received, and evenly cried to be relieved. Judges 6;8 says “he sent them a prophet, who said, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery”. the prophet started of by reminding them of the things God had done for them in the earlier generations.

This illustrates that, it was clear that the people had forgotten where they came from, and how they had escaped it, to which they had to be reminded of. He sent a person, rather than angel, which he had mostly done in the past. This may also mean that God wanted them to know that he was still watching them through one of them, and he was still speaking through him, just like he had done in the time of Moses and Joshua. He proceeds to warn them not to worship any other gods apart from him, in the proceeding verse.

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