Monthly Archives: July 2019

July 16, 2019: Day 80 – Joel 1

We find ourselves in a new book of the Bible: Joel.  The time of authorship is thought to be around 500BC, give or take a hundred years.  It is a minor prophet who declares  a crisis which is taking place … Continue reading

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July 15, 2019: Day 79 – Judges 21

Did I mention that I have three daughters?  So…, what part of this chapter do you think is appealing to me?  How about…NONE OF IT!!  But don’t ever forget the reminder that we get in vs.25.  It is a reminder … Continue reading

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July 14, 2019: Day 78 – Judges 20

I’m not sure if you picked up on this or not, but this is an account of a civil war.  These are the tribes of Jacob, who is later called Israel, at war among each other.  The Benjaminites are the … Continue reading

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July 13, 2019: Day 77 – Judges 19

The wild west meets a horror movie.  What happens in this chapter is horrific.  I think one of you at some point said that while you were reading the Scripture you told yourself: you know, at this point I think … Continue reading

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July 12, 2019: Day 76 – Judges 18

We have a very unsettled picture of what is happening in the territory which should belong to the Israelites.  This poor tribe of Dan is wandering around because they weren’t able to establish the land that was assigned to them.  … Continue reading

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July 11, 2019: Day 75 – Judges 17

Good intentions don’t always mean good decisions.  Here we find a man named Micah who stole money from his mom, gave it back to his mom, and his mom, out of gratitude decides to make an idol to use in … Continue reading

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July 10, 2019: Day 74 – Judges 16

So a lot of poets and song writers have captured the troubled love affair of Samson and Delilah but none so convincingly as the Grateful Dead.  It is interesting how Samson tends to get himself into trouble over and over … Continue reading

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July 9, 2019: Day 73 – Judges 15

It seems like even though Samson was judging the Israelites the Philistines were still masters over  them, as we read in vs.11.  We also read that in the last chapter, 14:4.  So Samson decides  that he wants to be with … Continue reading

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July 8, 2019: Day 72 – Judges 14

Who remembers Samson’s first wife?  Most of us, if not all of us, remember that Samson tore a lion apart with his bare hands.  That’s okay, that is in our VBS and Sunday School memory.  We even remember that he … Continue reading

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July 7, 2019: Day 71 – Judges 13

Every time that you read a chapter beginning with a barren woman you can pretty much lay money down that the child who will be born from the barren woman is going to be pretty special.  Think of Sarah, Hannah, … Continue reading

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