It’s interesting that the Lord said for the Israelites to war against the immoral Benjamites.  It was clear.  And yet the first two major battles against them the Israelites were soundly defeated.

Why, Lord?  Why would God say to do something and then not give success?

I don’t know.  But the Israelites handled it well.

  1.  They kept going back to the Lord to reaffirm that they heard correctly.
  2.  They persevered