Walk Like Jesus

     The opening chapters of First Samuel provide great insight into the human condition. After settling into the land God had promised them, the people of Israel found themselves under continual attack from their enemies. Foremost among these opponents were the Amorites. The Amorites had inflicted great injury, especially to those who lived east of the Jordan River.


Scripture Reading for April 5-April 11

April 5 – Day 1:  I Samuel 4, 5, 6
April 6 – Day 2:  I Samuel 7, 8, 9
April 7 – Day 3:  I Samuel 10, 11, 12; Psalm 61
April 8 – Day 4:  I Samuel 13, 14, 15
April 9 – Day 5:  I Samuel 16, 17, 18
April 10 – Day 6:  I Samuel 19, 20, 21, 22
April 11 – Day 7:  I Samuel 23, 24, 25


Overcoming

     The final five chapters in the book of Judges are highly disturbing. For 147 verses we are compelled to witness humanity at its worst. I care not to go into detail, except to repeat the closing line of the book: “…each person did what they thought to be right” (Judges 21:25, CEB).


Scripture Reading for March 29 – April 4

March 29 – Day 1:  Judges 9, 10, 11
March 30 – Day 2:  Judges 12, 13, 14
March 31 – Day 3:  Judges 15, 16; Psalm 58, 59
April 1 –     Day 4:  Judges 17, 18, 19
April 2 –     Day 5:  Judges 20, 21; Psalm 60
April 3 –     Day 6:  Ruth 1, 2, 3, 4
April 4 –     Day 7:  I Samuel 1, 2, 3


Trust in the Lord

     The book of Joshua sounds a bit like the story of “How the West Was Won.” There are epic battles between the Tribes of Israel and her enemies. Following the time of war, Joshua, the leader who succeeded Moses, apportioned regions of the country to each of the twelve tribes.  


Lead Me, Guide Me

Blog for Thursday, March 19, 2020
 
     For those of you who have been reading through the Bible with me this year, we finished the book of Deuteronomy yesterday. The final chapters record Moses preparing the Israelites for their new life in the Promised Land. Moses and God’s people had spent forty years wandering around in the Sinai wilderness. Forty years of dodging venomous snakes and scorpions. Forty years of scorching days and frigid nights. Those wilderness days seemed like they would never end.