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1 Samuel

1 Samuel 12:14-15

14 If you fear the Lord and serve and obey Him and do not rebel against His commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the Lord your God—good! 15 But if you do not obey the Lord, and if you rebel against His commands, His hand will be against you, as it was against your ancestors. 1 Samuel 12:14-15 This is something new for Israel if both you and the king who reigns over…
Ruth

Ruth 1:16-17

16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” Ruth 1:16-17 As we leave the book of Judges…
Judges

Judges 12:1

The Ephraimite forces were called out, and they crossed over to Zaphon. They said to Jephthah, “Why did you go to fight the Ammonites without calling us to go with you? We’re going to burn down your house over your head.” Judges 12:1 Yesterday in chapter 11 we read of the mighty warrior Jephthah who was an outcast, the son of Gilead and a prostitute, yet chosen by God to deliver Israel from the Ammonites. Recall after the death of…
Judges

Judges 10:11-14

11 The Lord replied, “When the Egyptians, the Amorites, the Ammonites, the Philistines, 12 the Sidonians, the Amalekites and the Maonites oppressed you and you cried to Me for help, did I not save you from their hands? 13 But you have forsaken Me and served other gods, so I will no longer save you. 14 Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them save you when you are in trouble!” Judges 10:11-14 Monday we discovered…
Judges

Judges – Comments

Today I am going to do something a little different. On Wednesday’s Verse of the Day two comments were received concerning the verses and commentary. So before you read (reread) Wednesday’s verses here are their comments. #1 – Remember they were CHILDREN of Israel…as soon as the “teacher” [i.e judge] left the room, they defaulted to their primal nature (selfish & idolatrous). This is an interesting observation, but then again in a like sense we are all CHILDREN of some…
Judges

Judges 8:33-35

33 No sooner had Gideon died than the Israelites again prostituted themselves to the Baals. They set up Baal-Berith as their god 34 and did not remember the Lord their God, who had rescued them from the hands of all their enemies on every side. 35 They also failed to show any loyalty to the family of Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) in spite of all the good things he had done for them. Judges 8:33-35 This is where we ended…
Judges

Judges 6:1-6

1 The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and for seven years He gave them into the hands of the Midianites. 2 Because the power of Midian was so oppressive, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves and strongholds. 3 Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites and other eastern peoples invaded the country. 4 They camped on the land and ruined the crops all the way to Gaza and did not…
Judges

Judges 3:31-4:3

31 After Ehud came Shamgar son of Anath, who struck down six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad. He too saved Israel. 1 Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, now that Ehud was dead. 2 So the Lord sold them into the hands of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. Sisera, the commander of his army, was based in Harosheth Haggoyim. 3 Because he had nine hundred chariots fitted with iron and had cruelly…
Judges

Judges 3:1-14

1 These are the nations the Lord left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan 2 (He did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience): 3 the five rulers of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites living in the Lebanon mountains from Mount Baal Hermon to Lebo Hamath. 4 They were left to test the Israelites to…
Judges

Judges 2:16-17

16 Then the Lord raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders. 17 Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted themselves to other gods and worshiped them. They quickly turned from the ways of their ancestors, who had been obedient to the Lord’s commands. Judges 2:16-17 We move from Joshua to Judges and quickly find the nation of Israel in trouble, great trouble. What happened? 10 After that whole generation had been…
Joshua

Joshua 24:23-24

23 “Now then,” said Joshua, “throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel.” 24 And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the Lord our God and obey him.” Joshua 24:23-24 Here we are in chapter 24, the last chapter of Joshua, and before Joshua dies he is having the people of Israel once again renew their covenant with their Lord, the God of Israel as his…
Joshua

Joshua 23:6-8

6 “Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left. 7 Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their gods or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them. 8 But you are to hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have until now.…