07 Jun Judges 2:16

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

God raised up Othniel, Ehud, and Shamgar to deliver His people when they cried out to Him.  As long as the judge was alive, the people followed God and experienced peace and prosperity. When the judge died, however, they would fall back into the cycle of sin. Why did God’s people struggle so much? Who were they putting their faith in?