Judges 10:2-3 Hat’s Off!

Judges 10:2-3 (KJV)
And he judged Israel twenty and three years, and died, and was buried in Shamir.
And after him arose Jair, a Gileadite, and judged Israel twenty and two years.

Tola and Jair judged Israel a total of forty-five years. We know nothing else about them. The Bible records: 

  • no miracles 
  • no great military exploits 
  • no acts of heroism. 

It is in what is not recorded I believe we find the greatness of these two leaders. It was not until Jair died that the Bible says, in verse six, “And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the Lord…”

The greatest act of greatness is that which encourages the people to live righteously before the Lord. 

My hat’s off to Tola and Jair. 

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Judges 10:2-3 Hat’s Off!

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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