An Illegitimate King
Topic: Sermon Passage: Judges 9:1–9:57
The time of the judges was a dark period in the history of God's people: everyone did was right in their own eyes. Abimelech, the illegitimate son of Gideon, kills his seventy brothers in order to become the ruler of Israel. The evil reign of this unlawful, self-pronounced King would be short-lived and should make us yearn all the more for the only rightful, God-pronounced King who will reign forever and ever.