Judges (Program #5) – The Miserable History of Israel’s Forsaking God (4)
The Bible begins with the story of Adam and how he gained a wife, Eve. In the New Testament of course we find out that Adam is a type of Christ, the very God and Eve, a type of God’s people, the Church. So, from the beginning the Bible becomes a book of the marriage of God Himself with His people. Yet by chapter 3 of Genesis, God’s enemy comes in to seduce man, to forsake God as their husband. The result of this separation or divorce is the story of the chaotic history of mankind. Whatever nation, whatever group, whatever person forsakes God to become involves in something else ends up in a chaotic situation. Israel’s history has seen this story repeated again and again in a cycle after cycle and soberly as we consider the situation even in the church, we’ see the same thing today.