Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ruth, A Story of Love and Redemption

Read 81.) Ruth 1:1 thru 4:22. This is the love story of Ruth. It’s 1200-1100 BC. Key to understanding the book is how often, and in some different ways and words, the concept of redemption occurs some 23 times in these … Continue reading

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Beware of False Piety and Fanaticism!

Read 80.) Judges 10:1 thru 12:15. With this reading, we learn of 6 more judges in Israel during this approximately 1350 to 1070 BC time frame. Five of these only receive mere mention, while the bulk of the reading revolves around … Continue reading

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O, Israel, How Could You?!?!?

Read 79.) Judges 8:4 thru 9:57. These events take place in parts of Israel from between about 1350 and 1070 BC. We begin to learn something of the extent of Gideon’s great victory here. The Midianites had come upon Israel … Continue reading

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The Sword of the Lord and Gideon!

Read 78.) Judges 6:8 thru 8:3. We come to the story of Gideon. The first 10 verses of chapter 6 set the stage for all the rest of the account. But, note Who enters the scene here. This is at … Continue reading

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Israel Falls Away from One Another

Read 77.) Judges 4:1 thru 5:31. Beginning right at the juncture of Judges 2:9+10, we made the transition from the Conquest Phase of the Bible story to the Judges Stage. We went from the fulfillment by God of His promise … Continue reading

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All Downhill for Israel from Here!

Read 76.) Judges 2:10 thru 3:31. It’s incredibly important to fully realize just where we are in the larger scheme of things from here. Without such an understanding, anyone could keep on reading, and would likely continually ask… What? and, … Continue reading

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Israel is Unfaithful to the Lord!

Read 75.) Joshua 24:29 thru Judges 2:9. We open (and will close) with the death of Joshua. He was 110. We don’t know when, but it is after 1399 BC, and perhaps even after 1350 by now. But, note how … Continue reading

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