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Communion Meditation…

Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders. – Judges 2:16

In Caanan, Israel repeatedly wandered away from the LORD. The nations around them were always a temptation to them, that they adopt other gods and live as the heathen live.

God loved His people, and always wanted to bring them back to His loving care. Yet, when they rejected them He allowed them to be overcome by oppressors. They would cry out to Him for help, and He would send a judge to save them in a cycle some term Sin, Servitude, Sorrow, and Salvation.

The word for “save” here in the Greek translation of the Old Testament (LXX) is the same as the word for save in the Greek New Testament.

These judges, evil as some of them were (e.g., Sampson), were “prototypes” of Jesus. The salvation they brought was inadequate. It was only political freedom and overthrow of physical enemies. Few of the judges were spiritual teachers at all.

What they lacked, Jesus supplies. He is our Savior, our deliverer. When the enemy attacks and has me in His power, Jesus can rescue me when I cry out to Him.

Let me Praise Him and remember Him now in this Supper. Everything I need for me to return to God and God to return to me I have in Him.

If God be for me, who can be against me?


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