Contributed by Rick Kallstrom on Jun 11, 2003
When everything they had tried had turned out wrong, and when all had seemed lost, the Israelites cried out to God for help. By grace, God heard the cry of His people and intervened to raise up a leader who could both judge and lead His people.
The year was 1150 B.C. and the Israelites were in terrible circumstances. The military strength that they once had was no longer there and their enemies, the Midianites, had stolen most of their possessions.
When everything they had tried had turned out wrong, and when all had seemed lost,