Abimelech

Conclusion (Judges 9:7-15)

There is much more to the story than just this parable, and I would encourage you to go and read the rest of Judges, chapter 9 (and on…).  Ultimately, the people get what they ask for:  an illegitimate king.  Also, Jotham’s prediction certainly comes true—there is fire between Abimelech and the people of Shechem, which […]

More

The Acceptance (Judges 9:15)

“And the bramble said to the trees, ‘If in truth you anoint me to be king over you, enter and take refuge in my shadow.  But if there is not, let fire go out from the bramble, and let it consume the cedars of Lebanon!’”  (Judges 9:15)   If you ever drive through the mountains […]

More