1Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?Next Verse 2
The Book of Judges (Hebrew: Sefer Shoftim) is the seventh book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Bible. It contains the history of the Biblical judges, the divinely inspired leaders whose direct knowledge of Yahweh allows them to act as champions for the Israelites against oppression by foreign rulers, and models of the wise and faithful behaviour required of them by their God Yahweh following the exodus from Egypt and the conquest of Canaan. The stories follow a consistent pattern: the people are unfaithful to Yahweh and he therefore delivers them into the hands of their enemies; the people repent and entreat Yahweh for mercy, which he sends in the form of a leader or champion (a "judge"); the judge delivers the Israelites from oppression and they prosper, but soon they fall again into unfaithfulness and the cycle is repeated. Scholars consider many of the stories in Judges to be the oldest in the Deuteronomistic history, with their major redaction dated to the 8th century BCE and with materials such as the Song of Deborah dating from much earlier, perhaps close to the period the book depicts.
Judges can be divided into three major sections: a double prologue (chapters 1:1–3:6), a main body (3:7–16:31), and a double epilogue (17–21).
Holy without reward,
Holy so as not to offend you,
Holy to better serve others.
that we remember and celebrate the memory of all the Saints,
Help me to get closer to You.
I ask you to ask the Spirit,
Give me the gifts I need to be better.
Not because I deserve something,
But for my praise to come to You, fuller.
Lord, forgive me,
For my faults and sins,
For everything I could have done and did not do,
For everything that could have served and not served,
For all that I have wasted.
Give me your Blessing so that the rest of my life,
Be Faithful and Charitable,
Light of Yours and Server of All,
according to You ask me at every moment.
Thank you Lord for Your Mercy with me.