He Has Not Forgotten Series
Book Two

Watch God use one man to show the world His strength.

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Page number: 236
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eBook ISBN: 978-0-9990009-2-2
Library of Congress Number: 2019916281
Published by Bull Head Press,
Squaw Valley, CA

He Has Not Forgotten Series 
Though God’s people have forgotten Him, He has not forgotten them. He raises up judges for their deliverance.
In Book One: But You Have Not Obeyed Me, God’s people forget God. Short stories of the first judges show how much they’ve forgotten. But when they cry to Him, God sends them deliverers. Read these stories to see why man needs God.
In Book Two: Alone, But Not Forsaken, God will not be ignored. He prepares Samson to deliver His people from their bondage. Watch God use one man to show the world His strength.

Dear Reader,
The Book of Judges shows God’s people in peril by their own making. They have forgotten God. And by forgetting bring destruction on themselves, yet they don’t recognize their own peril.
But God does and prepares one to deliver them: Samson.
Even as Samson delivers them, they resent and reject him, bent on doing their own thing. 
Though Samson does not show a stellar example of obedience, God still uses him. What an example of God’s grace! By blessing Samson in spite of his disobedience, God uses him to show to those around him 
God is in their midst
How much are we like them? We forget God and do our own thing. By our own choices, we bring destruction on ourselves, yet do not recognize its damages.
So like Samson, we are. God 
wants to show us the blessings, but we limit what He would do by our disobedience. Samson gives us encouragement. That in spite of our constant stumbling and disobedience, God can and does still use us.
But Samson also shows us another side. What blessings would God shower on us, if we would just yield to Him completely and obey Him wholeheartedly? What strength and power would God show to the world by our obedience?
The world would know of our God.

Sonya Contreras

God’s people continue to forget Him.
Their cycle—sin, suffering and salvation—continues through Judges.
They need another deliverer.
God prepares Samson before his birth.
He gives Samson strength to show His people and His enemies
That He will not be ignored.
This strength becomes a stumbling block,
Not only for Samson’s own people who reject him,
But also for Samson’s pride.
His father is the only one who understands how deliverance can come.
His final admonition describes Samson’s life: 
Alone, But Not Forsaken.
Today, God still calls for those who will show His strength 
to His people and His enemies.
Not many understand,
And those who do, stand alone.
But never forsaken.

Why study Judges?

Unlike Joshua, where the Israelites battled evil from without, Judges shows God’s own people fighting sin within. The book doesn’t soften their sin nor entice us to emulate it. Their sin brings their downfall. God delivers His people through judges, reminding them of His faithfulness.

As I researched how their addictive behavior caused by their worship led them farther from goodness, the more I could understand why God let them go. Their depravity was repulsive.

Their self-gratifying lifestyle resembles our own. So like today, where God’s holiness is far from our own thoughts. And our choices bring addictive thought patterns that must be satiated to our own destruction.

Judges warns us of our peril as we live without God. Forgetting God brings ignorance of His Word. Without His Standard, man loses his anchor and finds pleasure in warped deeds. Man doesn’t know he’s lost, until God, in His grace, brings oppression to show his need. Man cries to God. God provides salvation.

In spite of the evil and oppression in Judges, it offers hope, not only to Israel who forgot, but to us, as we parallel their forgetfulness. We see evil growing. How bad can it get? Where is God?

God waits, as in the time of Judges, for us to remember Him. There is great comfort in Judges, not when we look to man who keeps forgetting and falling, but when we look to our great God who does not forget.

He’s still waiting for us to look to Him.

Author of Biblical fiction, married to my best friend, and challenged by eight sons’ growing pains as I write about what matters.

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