Monthly Archives: March 2011

Rash words lead to tragedy — Judges 10-12

Rash words are so often regretted. Why do we ever say them? Maybe because we don’t give as much weight and gravity to words, or we mistakenly believe that we could handle the consequences of whatever we said. But their … Continue reading

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Too many? — Judges 7-9

We began the story of Gideon yesterday — the guy who was hiding out from the Midianites, the guy who attacked the Baal altar at night, and the guy who asked for the sign of the fleece twice before he’d … Continue reading

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Deborah and Gideon — Judges 4-6

For those who are big on action/adventure stories, we’re in the heart of a lot of action and adventure among people of faith against great odds. Today the stories of Deborah and Gideon (or at least part of Gideon’s story). … Continue reading

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A sad cycle — Judges 1-3

We’re now entering into a new period of Israel’s history, the judges; and with it, a sad, cycle that lasted for 400 years: unfaithfulness, punishment (at the hands of enemies), repentance, the rise of a “judge”, the defeat of enemies, … Continue reading

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Will you stay faithful? — Joshua 22-24

Well, somehow we’ve managed to plow through the first six books of the Bible now. Today’s reading is the final three chapters in the book of Joshua, and the theme of the three boils down to a call for faithfulness. … Continue reading

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All the promises came true — Joshua 19-21

Again, much of today’s reading is about geography and how Canaan —its lands and cities — was divided up among the tribes of Israel. But there’s this really neat observation that’s made in the last verse of chapter 21: “Not one … Continue reading

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Following through — Joshua 16-18

This section of Joshua is primarily about apportioning the land that Israel had subdued through Joshua’s campaign. One thing, however, that you see cropping us here again and again is the failure of the various tribes to completely drive out … Continue reading

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