Israel goes through repeating cycles of sin (sin, feel God’s judgment, cry out to God, accept God’s deliverance). God uses a series of unlikely soldiers and weapons to deliver Israel.
Israel learns how dangerous it is to make a decision before asking God for direction. God makes the sun stand still.
O: Ruth pictures Gentiles today who accept Jesus as their Redeemer. In 1Samuel, Israel rejects God as king. God provides a human king.
WN: Proverbs compares the heart and actions of the wise person compared to the foolish person.
O: Numerous people get into trouble as they do what they think is right in their own eyes.
WN: Proverbs tell how to apply God’s wisdom to every area of our lives.