'Judges' Tagged Posts

'Judges' Tagged Posts

“SPEAK, LORD, FOR YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING”

The story of young Samuel is a grace note during the dark days of the Judges when, says the Bible, “Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” As the oil in the tabernacle lamp burned low in the dim light of early morning, the Lord called Samuel.  Samuel answered: “Speak, Lord, for your…

“SHIBBOLETHS”

The 12th chapter of Judges tells us how the men of Ephraim crossed to the east side of Jordan to fight against Jephthah and the men of Gilead.  Jephthah and the Gileadites won. The survivors of Ephraim tried to retreat to their own territory on the west side of the Jordan. But whenever an Ephraimite requested safe passage across the Jordan River, the men of Gilead would…

FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION

The Old Testament book of Judges tells a sad story.  Twice we are told:  “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit.”   How modern!  “Do your own thing!  Whatever turns you on!  Whatever you think is right for you –  that’s what’s right!” How sad!  It all started after the death of faithful Joshua.  The Bible says:  “After that whole generation…

“SHIBBOLETHS”

The 12th chapter of Judges tells us how the men of Ephraim crossed to the east side of Jordan to fight against Jephthah and the men of Gilead. Jephthah and the Gileadites won.  The survivors of Ephraim tried to retreat to their own territory on the west side of the Jordan. But whenever an Ephraimite requested safe passage across the Jordan River, the men of Gilead would…

“FEET FIRMLY PLANTED IN MID-AIR”

“I can see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin,” says Peter to a sorcerer named Simon in this morning’s chapter from Acts. It’s a moral judgment.  Period.  Some things are sinful and some things are not.  Some things are moral and some things are not.  Some things are right and some things are wrong.  If there is no sin, the Son of God entered our world for…
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