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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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July 6, 2019: Day 70 – Judges 12

We continue to hear about the life of Jephthah.  So the Ephraimites were jealous because he had gone to battle against the Ammonites and hadn’t notified them so that they could join in the battle, and presumably join the booty … Continue reading

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July 5, 2019: Day 69 – Judges 11

You can chalk this down as one of the more, if not the most, disturbing Bible stories.  Jephthah is asked by the very same siblings who drove him out to help them out and lead them into battle.  He makes … Continue reading

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July 4, 2019: Day 68 – Judges 10

We find ourselves in the season of two respected Judges: Tola and Jair.  Jair is the more interesting of the two as we hear about his flock, or is it pack, of donkeys that he had, one for every son.  … Continue reading

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July 3, 2019: Day 67 – Judges 9

Apparently it is a dishonor to be killed by a woman.  Sisera fell prey to that and now in this chapter we see that Abimelech also was killed by a woman, or at least didn’t want history to reflect that … Continue reading

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July 2, 2019: Day 66 – Judges 8

So Gideon has a bit of a checkered history.  We find that he is a mighty warrior, able to take down the Midianites and the Canaanites with just 300 men.   We find here in vs.10 one hundred and twenty thousand … Continue reading

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July 1, 2019: Day 65 – Judges 7

There is some confusion in this story.  As you think about the story of the selection of the soldiers to fight with Gideon, what do you remember?  Who was chosen to fight the battles, was it those who drank the … Continue reading

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June 30, 2019: Day 64 – Judges 6

How much proof do you need that God is by your side and that God has given you everything that you need in order to conquer as He has promised?  A fire unsummoned which burns up bread and meat and … Continue reading

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June 29, 2019: Day 63 – Judges 5

What a beautiful song of triumph.  It reminds me a lot of a song about those who are champions.  Here is a clip of what I am thinking.  But look at all the people who are represented in this song … Continue reading

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