Monthly Archives: April 2016

Mighty

Re:Verse reading–Judges 6:1-2, 11-28, 36-40 (day six) Really, what made Gideon mighty? Was it his extensive military training, or the way he held his sword…no wait, he didn’t have either of these things. Or maybe it was his keen ability to … Continue reading

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Faith > Fear

Re:Verse reading–Judges 6:1-2, 11-28, 36-40 (day five) Gideon is struggling with genuine doubt and insecurity. We read this in verses 13-18. Yet, they are not enough to keep him from being obedient to God’s instruction. We all have to manage fear, … Continue reading

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Too Late

Re:Verse reading–Judges 6:1-2, 11-28, 36-40 (day four) Gideon is the hero of our story this week, but he almost could have been eliminated before he got started.  He was speaking face to face with the Angel of the Lord and Gideon wanted … Continue reading

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Light

Re:Verse reading–Judges 6:1-2, 11-28, 36-40 (day three) “If the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us?”  Note the passive construction of the question: “Why has this happened to us?”  The phrasing reveals the way Gideon and his … Continue reading

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Your Bluff is Called

Re:Verse reading–Judges 6:1-2, 11-28, 36-40 (day two)  And it was so. When he arose early the next morning and squeezed the fleece, he drained the dew from the fleece, a bowl full of water. 6:38 Gideon wanted to be sure. God was very … Continue reading

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New name

Re:Verse reading–Judges 6:1-2, 11-28, 36-40 (day one)  “The angel of the Lord . . .said, ‘The Lord is with you, O valiant warrior‘ “–v 12 There are surprises ahead for people who know God.  Many. Follow God and you will … Continue reading

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Arise!

Re:Verse reading–Judges 4:1-22 (day seven) “Deborah said to Barak, ‘Arise! for. . .the Lord has gone out before you.’ “–v 14. REST is part of God’s economy.  “Be still and know that I am God”–Psalm 46:10. ACTIVITY is also part. “Get … Continue reading

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Lead

Re:Verse reading–Judges 4:1-22 (day six) I do not think the primary lessons in Judges relate only to leadership. They are there for sure, but they are not the POINT. At the risk of sounding like a hypocrite,…let me whisper to you … Continue reading

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Be Prepared

Re:Verse reading–Judges 4:1-22 (day four) Ask any high school football player in Texas what the worst part of playing football is and he will probably say two-a-days in August.  Killers!  You’ve laid off all summer…you kept intending to work out…your high … Continue reading

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Irritant

Re:Verse reading–Judges 4:1-22 (day three)  “On that day God subdued Jabin, the Canaanite king, before the Israelites.”  For such an unfaithful nation, the Israelites certainly occupied a place of favor with God.  But that is precisely the point.  God doesn’t wait … Continue reading

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