Archive for July, 2013

Praying through the Bible #70 – Judges 6:1-10 – A Prayer that Got an “I Told You So”

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Do you ever wish God verbally answered your prayers? Oh, that might get a little uncomfortable at times. Once again, Israel falls prey to their folly. The inspired author succinctly says, they “did what was evil in the sight of the LORD” (Judg 6.1). “Evil,” look it up: bad, malignant, giving pain, unhappiness, misery, hurtful, […]

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Wonders from the Word – How To Establish Authority – Matthew 12

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Matthew 12 makes a good study in how to establish authority. Three essential truths found within the text is: 1) Authority is found within Scripture; 2) Scripture must be applied for it to have any meaning; 3) Truth can be found, understood and applied. Authority is established by four means: 1) Command – You have […]

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Praying through the Bible #69 – Judges 4-5 – A Prayer of Milk and Water

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

God by Himself is unstoppable. When God is followed by leaders, who are followed by volunteers, there is nothing that cannot be accomplished and overcome; even using weapons such as milk and water. Israel’s history is ridiculously cyclical in the book of Judges: Sinning – Suffering – Supplication – Salvation. Israel keeps falling into the […]

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Praying through the Bible #68 – Judges 1:1-2:3 – A Prayer Against Iron Chariots

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

“All’s well that ends well” but not all’s well that begins well. Judges 1 begins by mentioning Joshua’s death, a man whose record in Judges is one of multiple triumphs. Thirty-one kings defeated (Josh.12:9-24). His last speech is renowned: “As for me and my house, we will worship Yahweh” (Josh.24.15). Because of his influence, after […]

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