Civil War

Today’s Reading: Judges 19 – 21 I wasn’t aware of how far we had got, but congratulations for getting to the end of Judges – the sixth book in the Bible! Tomorrow we get to start into a different series. We’ve traveled first through the five books of Moses, which

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Ripples In A Pond

Today’s Reading: Judges 17 & 18 Another Saturday, and then just one more before Easter!  How quickly time passes!  I trust that you are finding the energy to each day read the Bible portion for the day – or even better – jotting some notes down of what you notice

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The Strongest & Weakest

Today’s reading: Judges 12-16 One of the purposes of the Book of Judges is to show how Israel needed someone to spiritually and militarily, namely a God-appointed king. Gideon was called as an adult to be a judge; Sampson, however, was set apart at birth to be used by God.

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They Never Learn

Today’s Reading: Judges 10-12 For the last 5 days, we repeatedly read “again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord” for 6 times at least. Then, God is no longer with them. They get in trouble and cry for help. Then, God “could bear Israel’s misery no

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Can’t Leave Them For Even A Minute!

Today’s Reading: Judges 8:4-35; 9:1-57 Oh, Boy, today’s reading is depressing to read! Gideon dies and the Israelites go bad once again. Abimelech kills his own brothers; the curse is upon him. At the end of bloody fights and killings of people, he dies at a stone thrown by a

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Gideon: The General Who Was Afraid

Today’s Reading: Judges 6:1-8:3 Here comes my confession – I have never read about Gideon before today. I knew of his story because my children told me – they actually broke a clay jar in their Sunday school room to demonstrate this story, where my daughter got a cut on

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When Women Go To War

Today’s Reading: Judges 4 – 5 Another shorter portion of Scripture, with the relief of being able to quietly think at a deeper level about the story without being worried that I still have 3 or 4 pages MORE to read! But then maybe you like the challenge of the

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Disasters And Heroes

Today’s Reading: Judges 2:7; 2:10-23; 3:1-31 Here we are again at another Saturday. For me, it looks like it is a little bit shorter on the reading – a Sabbath’s day reading? (shorter than normal?) The background key to the reading is “a new generation”! Nor am I talking about

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Removing Sin

Today’s Reading: Joshua 13:13; 15:13-14,63; 16:10; 17:11-13; 24:32-33; Judges 1:1-26,30-36; 2:1-5,8-9 As Israel of old, we often struggle to force out the sinful “Canaanites” in our lives, choosing instead to subject them to forced labour, which causes us to fail at practically possessing all the blessings we have been given

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