Whether judges or monarchy: It’s all the same sad ending.

When God delivers them, their unbelief delays their entry into the Promised Land. The period of the judges ends in debauchery, corruption, decay. And now the period of the monarchy is winding up in similar shame.

God help us: we need a more radical answer than these.

A characteristically deft insight from Carson: the fall of the monarchy in Israel (due to unfaithfulness) highlights the fallacy of thinking that a king would be an improvement over the judges (who didn’t do so hot either!).

Indeed, “we need a more radical answer than these”!

One thought on “Whether judges or monarchy: It’s all the same sad ending.

  1. One possible answer:

    Let us be individually and corporately reconciled with God and abdicate authority over our lives to God. Let us all actively participate in the physical, social, political, economical, and spiritual redemption of this world. Too long have we been sitting on the sidelines and lost focus of what’s important.

    “For Christ’s sake, we christians care about all suffering. Especially eternal suffering” – John Piper (Exposition at the Third Lausanne Conference)

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