1. Exposition

What does the LORD’s action reveal about blessings and curses?

Judges 2:16 (ESV)

16 Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hand of those who plundered them.

His action challenges the notion that obedience brings blessings and disobedience brings curses. This is important to see, for the Old Testament tends to be pitted against the New Testament as law versus grace.1