Posts with the tag “judges”
by Audrey Rogers on April 24th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 19—Verse 12And his master said to him, “We will not turn aside into the city of foreigners, who do not belong to the people of Israel, but we will pass on to Gibeah.”God set the Israelites apart as his special people, and he forbade them from mixing with others, so they wouldn’t slip into idolatry. However, as we’ve seen thus far, the Israelites were not separating the...
by Audrey Rogers on April 23rd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 18--Verses 19b-20“Is it better for you to be priest to the house of one man, or to be priest to a tribe and clan in Israel?” And the priest's heart was glad. He took the ephod and the household gods and the carved image and went along with the people. As we read through Judges, we consistently hear 'In those days there was no king in Israel.' Everyone did what was righ...
by Audrey Rogers on April 22nd, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 16—Verse 28Then Samson called to the Lord and said, “O Lord God, please remember me and please strengthen me only this once, O God, that I may be avenged on the Philistines for my two eyes.”Samson was not very faithful to God while he judged Israel. He was rash and he was quick to head into relationships he shouldn’t have been in. His own love for Delilah blinded him f...
by Audrey Rogers on April 21st, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 13--Verses 17-19And Manoah said to the angel of the Lord, “What is your name, so that, when your words come true, we may honor you?” And the angel of the Lord said to him, “Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?” So Manoah took the young goat with the grain offering, and offered it on the rock to the Lord, to the one who works wonders, and Manoah and his wife ...
by Audrey Rogers on April 20th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 11—Verse 36 (HCSB)“Then she said to him, “My father, you have given your word to the LORD. Do to me as you have said, for the LORD brought vengeance on your enemies, the Ammonites.”The story of Jephthah is perplexing. After leading the Israelite army in victory after victory, he celebrates by making a foolish vow to God. Why is it not surprising that his only child is ...
by Audrey Rogers on April 17th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 8—Verses 33-34As soon as Gideon died, the people of Israel turned again and whored after the Baals and made Baal-berith their god. And the people of Israel did not remember the Lord their God, who had delivered them from the hand of all their enemies on every side, and they did not show steadfast love to the family of Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) in return for all the g...
by Audrey Rogers on April 16th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 6--Verse 15How can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.And in verse 16, God doesn’t even argue with Gideon. He says, “Yeah, but I will be with you!” Isn’t that just like God? He votes for the least likely to do some of the greatest things. If you don’t feel like you measure up, you might just be in the perf...
by Audrey Rogers on April 15th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 4--Verse 9And she said, “I will surely go with you. Nevertheless, the road on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the LORD will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.”God tends to use unexpected things for His glory. Not only was Jael a woman, she was not a warrior or an Israelite; her husband was actually an enemy of Israel.It’s easy to assume certain ...
by Audrey Rogers on April 14th, 2021
Daily Devotional from Judges 2--Verse 15Whenever they marched out, the hand of the Lord was against them for harm, as the Lord had warned, and as the Lord had sworn to them. And they were in terrible distress.God warned them, and God keeps His word. Could you imagine if he wasn’t true to His word? Without any accountability for their actions, the Israelites would probably lose faith in God rather ...
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