Posts from May 2019

Posts from May 2019

May 31, 2019

Judges 7:1-18   Gideon was ready to go down and trust God and it’s so funny how God seemed to have different plans. Gideon was worried because they were WAY out numbered and God wanted to show everyone it was his strength that would bring the victory. So he told Gideon in two different ways that they had too many men. They ended up with around 300 men to fight off…

May 30, 2019

Judges 6:36-40   Gideon still didn’t trust.   It’s crazy. He had signs, wonders, and evidence of God’s faithfulness and as he goes for round two of “God give me a sign”, it almost feels embarrassing. Yet, he still didn’t know if he could be sure.   It’s easy to doubt God in the face of immense trials. It’s easy to think that God is not paying attention.…

May 29, 2019

Judges 6:28-32   The altar is broken down in the middle of the night. The people see it and want vengeance for Baal (the false god). Someone responds, if he’s real can’t he just get vengeance himself?   The people had put their hope, their confidence, and their faith in something that was never going to be able to stand because it was a lie. They were giving…

May 28, 2019

Judges 6:19-27   Gideon just got an amazing word from God and we see here that even after God did something some amazing for him and had some amazing miracle before him, Gideon was still afraid.   Often times we think that if we could just see God, or find a sign, or hear his voice, we’d be more apt to listen and obey. We talk like we are just one vision from…

May 24, 2019

Judges 6:11-12 One of the most amazing things about Gideon is the way they approach him. Gideon was a “man of valor” according to the angel of the lord. He wasn’t just faith, he wasn’t called righteous or strong. He was called a man of valor.   Valor is great courage in the face of Danger. It’s the thing that makes some people charge forward while others cower in…

May 23, 2019

Judges 6:1-10 The people fell away from God again. After seeing some pretty amazing things happen they did evil and God allowed the consequences of that evil to befall them. What’s crazy here, though, is God’s explanation of their sin and needed correction .   “I am the Lord your God; you shall not fear the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But you have…

May 22, 2019

Judges 5:1-31   After the war is over and the enemy defeated, Deborah and Barak lead the people in a song. The song chronicles God’s faithfulness. It tells of his glory and his mercy on them. It gives him all credit. It reminded the people how great their God was to them. It would be a call back for generations to see and know that God had been so good to them.…

May 21, 2019

Judges 4:9   Barak agreed to go. He would go out to battle and he would fight. He even knew that the glory of this battle would never belong to him. It would be to someone else.   In the story we see God do some amazing things to take a random woman and end the tyranny of Sisera. She would be known as the one to end his wrath and not Barak. And he went anyways.…

May 20, 2019

Judges 4:2-24   Can we talk about how great Deborah is for just a moment? She is this prophetess of God who happens to also have an attitude. She challenges Kedesh, telling him she knows God told him to go to battle and Kedesh challenges back with “if you go too.”   How often do your fears keep your from things? How often do you find yourself hindered and held…

May 17, 2019

Judges 4:1   Okay, you can’t say we didn’t warn you. This is going to come up a lot. We’re just getting started with this statement. Just imagine for a moment the scene here. God does this amazing thing for his people. He does it on three different occasions. He sees them struggling and hurting because of their sins and he continues to bring restoration,…

May 16,2019

Judges 3:31 Shamgar is a random entry in the book of judges but he is a judge nonetheless.   His name is derived from the Hurrian language, not Hebrew. More than likely, he was a Cabaabute that also struggles against the Philistine raids and dictatorship. We don’t know much about Shamgar, but we know he was a beast with a spear. The “oxgoad” was a tool used help rear…

May 15, 2019

Judges 3:15-30   God used the unexpected. Ehud was a left handed person. In his day and age it was a bad thing to be left handed. It was looked down upon. You were considered unacceptable by many. However, God still saw the beauty if Ehud’s differences. What made him an outcast made him exactly the right person for God’s plan.   Sometimes it can feel like things…
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