Elihu's Corner

Some of the most tragic words in the Bible are found in Judges chapter 2.

After finally receiving the promised land and conquering most of the nations which inhabited it, the Israelites chose not to fulfill God’s commandment of driving out all it’s inhabitants. The nations that remained not only harassed the Israelites, but often coaxed them into idolatry and immorality.

Those who survived Joshua remembered the works of the Lord and kept the law of Moses. As time marched on, each of them passed away, and the memory of God’s mighty works seemed to pass away with them.

The greatest tragedy of their age is encapsulated in this one sentence: “And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel.” (Judges 2:10, ESV)

World War I ended nearly ninety-nine years ago. Several generations have come…

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