The Vice of Forgetfulness

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series The Book of Judges

This is part 7 of 7 in the series The Book of JudgesAs with virtue, remembering takes effort; as with vice, forgetting comes readily. And of all the things that mankind so readily forgets, he forgets nothing so readily as … Continue reading

On the Usefulness of Pagans and Heretics

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series The Book of Judges

This is part 6 of 7 in the series The Book of JudgesThe pagan world is useful to the Church. Certainly, it doesn’t seem that way most of the time. We often cry out with David in Psalm 3:2, “O … Continue reading

The Means of Wrath

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Book of Judges

This is part 5 of 7 in the series The Book of JudgesThere are two cups: the Cup of Salvation (Ps. 116:13) and the Cup of Wrath (Is. 51:17). And if you will not drink from the first, you will … Continue reading

Catechlysm

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The Book of Judges

This is part 4 of 7 in the series The Book of JudgesWhat would happen if an entire generation failed to recount the mighty works of God to their children? What if these children could recite humorous lines from their … Continue reading

Judges 1:21-2:5, The Victors Capitulate

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The Book of Judges

This is part 3 of 7 in the series The Book of JudgesAnd he brought them to the territory of his holiness, The mountain that his right hand had acquired. And he drove out the nations before their faces, And … Continue reading

Judges 1:1-20, Grizzled Grasshopper Stamps Out Giants

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series The Book of Judges

This is part 2 of 7 in the series The Book of JudgesJudah – O you! – your brothers shall give thanks to you. Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies. The sons of your father shall … Continue reading

Introduction to Judges: Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series The Book of Judges

This is part 1 of 7 in the series The Book of JudgesThis post introduces a commentary on the Old Testament book of Judges; I will put it up in weekly installments here at Steadfast Lutherans. But Jeshurun grew fat … Continue reading