Timeline of Truth: Othniel, Faithful Foreigner (Judges 3:7-11)

Timeline of Truth:  Othniel, Faithful Foreigner  (Judges 3:7-11)
Israel continues in “the evil” in departing from God’s covenant and serving other, false gods. God acts in holy indignation, and “sells” Israel into the hands of an outside invader for eight years. The oppression is real, and Israel cries out to God in anguish. God, in His mercy, sends the first deliverer (in the book of Judges) – Othniel – to defeat the invaders. sending an outside conqueror to oppress Israel. We examine this “best” of deliverers (judges) found in this book, make some interesting observations about his connection to Israel, and draw two key lessons.

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