Spirit-Empowered People


The book of Judges

Focus on: Judge Othniel: God-Given Deliverer

Judges 3:5-11 (ESV)


What Israel did wrong

  • They disobeyed the Lord
  • They forgot the Lord
  • They served idols

Who was Othniel?

  • Nephew of Caleb
  • Won the right to marry Caleb’s daughter
  • Possibly, the best judge of all
  • A model to follow


Lessons to learn from Othniel, the model Judge

  1. Serve only the Lord
  2. Be available to God
  3. Pray for God’s deliverance
  4. Trust the Spirit’s ability: Judges 3:10
  5. Expect God’s rest: Judges 3:11