1. Exposition

What is Israel’s regression a sign of?

Judges 2:19 (ESV)

19 But whenever the judge died, they turned back and were more corrupt than their fathers, going after other gods, serving them and bowing down to them. They did not drop any of their practices or their stubborn ways.

The covenant curse of the Lord in Judges 2:3 becomes intensified: the thorns would dig deeper and deeper, and the snares would pull Israel more and more tightly.