Judges 6:7
And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD because of the Midianites,
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6:7-10 They cried to God for a deliverer, and he sent them a prophet to teach them. When God furnishes a land with faithful ministers, it is a token that he has mercy in store for it. He charges them with rebellion against the Lord; he intends to bring them to repentance. Repentance is real when the sinfulness of sin, as disobedience to God, is chiefly lamented.Grasshoppers - Rather locusts (compare Exodus 10:4-6, Exodus 10:14-15; Joel 1; 2; Psalm 78:46) Jud 6:7-10. A Prophet Rebukes Them. No text from Poole on this verse.

And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, because of the Midianites. Because of their oppressions and ill usage of them, and not because of their sins, which had brought those evils on them, of which, at present, they seemed not to be sensible; and yet such was the goodness and compassion of God to them, that having a mind to deliver them, he immediately, on their crying to him, sends them a messenger to bring them to a sense of their sins, and prepare them for the deliverance he designed to work for them, as follows. And it came to pass, when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD because of the Midianites,
7–10. A prophet is sent with a reproof

8. a prophet] This prophetic expostulation reminds us of the words of the Angel in Jdg 2:1 b – Jdg 2:5 a, of Jehovah in Jdg 10:11-16, of Samuel in 1 Samuel 7:3 f., Jdg 10:17-18, Jdg 12:6-15; cf. also 2 Kings 17:35-40. The prophet here is anonymous. His appeal for loyalty is based upon (a) the deliverance from Egypt, which was regarded by the earliest prophets as the starting-point of Israel’s career as the people of Jehovah, Amos 2:10; Amos 3:1; Amos 9:7, Hosea 11:1; Hosea 12:9; Hosea 12:13; Hosea 13:4, and (b) the law in Exodus 20:2 f. (= Deuteronomy 5:7) requiring the exclusive worship of Jehovah.

Judges 6:7But before helping them, the Lord sent a prophet to reprove the people for not hearkening to the voice of their God, in order that they might reflect, and might recognise in the oppression which crushed them the chastisement of God for their apostasy, and so be brought to sincere repentance and conversion by their remembrance of the former miraculous displays of the grace of God. The Lord God, said the prophet to the people, brought you out of Egypt, the house of bondage, and delivered you out of the hand of Egypt (Exodus 18:9), and out of the hand of all your oppressors (see Judges 2:18; Judges 4:3; Judges 10:12), whom He drove before you (the reference is to the Amorites and Canaanites who were conquered by Moses and Joshua); but ye have not followed His commandment, that ye should not worship the gods of the Amorites. The Amorites stand here for the Canaanites, as in Genesis 15:16 and Joshua 24:15.
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