The book of Judges reads like a series of bizarre dreams. The array of unusual stories is unparalleled. It is a saga of completely off-the-wall, utterly unexpected and shocking events. And the deeper you go into the narrative the more you realize that this dream is actually a nightmare. You come to find that the nucleus of this nightmare is ‘everyone’s devotion to doing what is “right” in their own eyes.’ So now comes the BIG QUESTION, “Why is God showing us this ‘nightmare of the enshrined self’?” We will spend the year 2023 marveling at the mystery of God’s emphatic and unremitting answer to that question.