Judges 8-10

 “We have sinned; do to us whatever seems good to you. Only please deliver us this day” (10:15).  Without a king or a temple to unite them, the Israelite tribes descended into chaos.  Gideon won a great victory, giving the land years of peace, but he did not start a revival, and the generation after him worshipped idols. Israel needed much more than deliverance from a foreign army; they needed their own hearts to be transformed and their idols torn down.

“So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the Lord” (8:16).   We face many challenges, but the most important battle is to turn from our idols and serve the Lord.