Category Archives: Judges

Barren Beginnings

Barren. She was barren. Infertile. Sterile. Unable to bear children (Judges 13:2). And she lived in a land that was barren. Among a people in rebellion to the LORD who had brought them into a land of promise and potential, … Continue reading

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A God of Testing

Maybe the filter will become less focused as time passes, but for right now at least, can’t help but process things through a “we’re living through a natural disaster” set of lenses. “Unprecedented,” still a word that works. “Surreal,” still … Continue reading

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Enveloped by the Spirit of God

He really could have been voted “Least Likely to Be a Superhero” in high school. His tribe wasn’t the strongest tribe. His clan within the tribe was the weakest clan. And he, by his own admission, was the least in … Continue reading

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You Need a King!

Wrapped up Judges this morning. Heavy sigh! What a train wreck. The book finishes with three accounts of incidents which occurred “in those days, when there was no king in Israel.” Not necessarily chronological, occurring after the days when Samson … Continue reading

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Living Outside of Legacy

He knew who he was, he just chose to ignore it. Aware of where he’d come from, he didn’t really want it to impact where he was going. Able to articulate his roots, but not all that willing to live … Continue reading

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Jephthah

Hovering over Judges 11 this morning. Noodling on Jephthah, deliverer and judge of Israel. And honestly, not sure what to do with him. He was a man of disreputable beginnings, the son of a prostitute. He was rejected by his … Continue reading

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The 300

We know it’s not about us . . . but maybe, just maybe, we like to think it is a bit. We know it’s not about who we are or what we’ve done . . . but I wonder if … Continue reading

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