Category Archives: Judges

Flee!

Gideon is a kind of an enigma for me. Seems to have, for the most part, run the race well but then gets tripped up at the finish line. He has an encounter of the divine kind with the angel … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Faith

At first glanceĀ it seems he failed to fully step up. First impression is that he was willing to play second fiddle when, in fact, he could have conducted the entire symphony. And, to a degree, that’s true. Barak from Kadesh-naphtali … Continue reading

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The Consequence of Compromise

It starts out as a trickle but quickly grows to a tsunami. At first it seems a minor exception due to some “chariots of iron” but it soon becomes a major defeat as a result of a lack of conviction. … Continue reading

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A Cast of Thousands

After 20 years of cruel oppression, it was time. God had sold His people into the hands of their enemies because of His people’s unfaithfulness, and now they cried out to the LORD for deliverance (Judges 4:1-3). And God heard … Continue reading

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Heat in the Heart

In many ways, he had it all. If there was ever a child of privilege . . . a man of heavenly calling . . . someone who had been given all the tools to succeed, then it was him. … Continue reading

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Clothed

The positioning of the verses caught my attention. Almost like something a fight night emcee might announce. “Ladies and gentlemen . . . welcome to tonight’s main event . . . the battle in the valley. In this corner weighing … Continue reading

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Instruction and Hope

Invariably, there is a sense of dread as I enter the book of Judges each year as part of my reading plan. Though the book contains some of the most stirring and exciting “Sunday School stories” . . . though … Continue reading

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