These daily online studies are adapted from our Quiet Time Bible Guide. The studies go through the Old and New Testaments in just over two years. The approach taken by our quiet time Bible studies does not include answers. The goal of the study is to help you dig into Scripture for yourself. You can go deeper using a commentary, Bible background guide or Bible handbook.
For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of Judges.
Under the inspired leadership of Joshua, the Israelite people marched into the land which God had promised to give them. Through many brilliant military campaigns, the pagan populace was destroyed and the Israelites were left clearly in charge. Joshua had been able to retire with pride, leaving a bright and promising future for the young nation. However, it wasn't long before the golden future turned to hopeless despair. The people had foolishly destroyed the gift they had been given and now they needed to be rescued. It was the first round of a cycle that was to be repeated again and again.
It is said that "no one touches a hot stove twice." What "hot stoves" have plagued your life?
Consider how you might be currently disobeying God. Let your memories of his past faithfulness to you call you back to obedience.