We’re taking seven young people away on a residential this weekend. We’re looking at the book of Judges. For those unfamiliar with the book of Judges here’s a sample:
Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his summer palace and said, “I have a message from God for you.” As the king rose from his seat, Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king’s belly. Even the handle sank in after the blade, which came out his back. Ehud did not pull the sword out, and the fat closed in over it. Then Ehud went out to the porch; he shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them.
After he had gone, the servants came and found the doors of the upper room locked. They said, “He must be relieving himself in the inner room of the house.” They waited to the point of embarrassment, but when he did not open the doors of the room, they took a key and unlocked them. There they saw their Lord fallen to the floor, dead. (Judges 3:12-31)
In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. (Judges 21:25)
See also; Judges 19