Gratitude 102 –Breaking Your Silence   (Psalm 107:1-2) Giving thanks is Praise (107:1). Psalm 107 begins the fifth book of the psalms. Think for a moment; Israel’s hymnbook concludes with a…
Gratitude 101: Be Thankful    As mentioned previously, the Scriptures have much to say about thanksgiving. So much so that one out of every six Psalms reminds us to be…
A Society without Restraints  (Judges 21:25) So you don’t want a king (21:25)? In those days, there was no king in Israel. These are the words of an author, under…
Grace amid failure   (Judges 16:21-22) Be careful little eyes what you see (16:21). The new narrative section begins in horror; Samson, the mighty man of Yahweh, has been seized and…
Physical Strength and Spiritual Weakness  (Judges 13:3-5; 24-25) We read how Samson’s parents experienced the struggle of many, unable to have a child yet desperately longing for a young family.…
Troubled Hearts and Troubled Promises   (Judges 11:29-33) To Know Yahweh and have His Spirit (11:29) From the beginning, we see a powerful picture of God’s sustaining grace: the Spirit of…
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign   (Judges 6:34-40) Here is what we know: Yahweh is going to deliver Israel through the hand of Gideon (6:36) and has clothed him with the…
Alarm or Assurance   (Judges 6:1-6) Fear has many forms. In Judges 6:2, we find the Israelites living in makeshift dwellings in mountains, caves, and strongholds. They were living in the…
Should I Stay or Should I Go  (Judges 4:1-3) So you don’t think your sin is a big deal (4:2)? Who knew such a little conjunction could carry such weight? …
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