Re:Verse passage – Judges 2:11-20, 3:5-11 (day six)
Judges is the preamble to 1 Samuel. It is there that God tells the last judge, Samuel, that the people hadn’t rejected him in their demand for a king, but God himself.
That’s it central message after all: the people rejected God as their king over and over again. Every test was another opportunity to declare God as king. Every test was another act of mercy. And they failed.
But God didn’t.
Each time they would fall deeper, his mercy would reach deeper still.
He is the King of mercy.