Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | Judges 15

Samson sounds like a guy I would love to hate. I mean, he does the most boneheaded and says the cockiest things. Nonetheless, God just keeps giving him victory after victory. He was literally born to win. I noticed in Judges 14, verse 19, that “ … the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 15

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 14

We hear a lot about Samson in modern-day sermons and really just in everyday life. Do you have a Samsonite suitcase? They’re strong as steal! Samson is known worldwide for his strength and might, but rarely (ok, I can’t recall one time ever) do we hear about his parents. I’ll be honest, I’ve read this… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 14

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 13

You gotta love Samson. He’s kind of all brawn and no brain, but God had a purpose for him. He was in a position to weaken the Philistines with his wit, charm and money. God had made sure of it. This story gives us a little insight into Samson’s character, which when we think of… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 13

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 12

We get a short but grave description of how things started falling completely apart for the Israelites in this chapter. Jephthah, who has risen from a young, maybe chicken-ish (?) wheat thrasher boy to basically king of Israel, proved in the last chapter that he is a little big-headed, and his pride cost him his… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 12

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 11

Hashtag fact. Hashtag truth. This is why you read and learn history, people. To put people in their places! Jk. But I bet Jephthah felt pretty good after spouting off all that history to the Ammonite king. Unfortunately, “the king of Ammon paid no attention to Jephthah’s message (v. 28).” I know a few people… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 11

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 10

God never leaves us. It’s we who leave Him. The Israelites learned this time and time again, and hopefully, we learn this ourselves as well. Well, hopefully, we never stray away from God, but we all do in our own ways. The good news is that God always takes us back, especially when our hearts… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 10

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 9

It’s kind of hard to know what to think about Abimelech. He’s one of those guys who you really don’t like, but for some reason, at least for a time, he seemed to have God’s favor upon him. He somehow achieved a faithful following, and the Israelites stuck by him through thick and thin. Still,… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 9

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 8

We just saw Gideon go from timid kid, hiding in a winepress, threshing wheat, to dead in the grave in three chapters. Blows my mind. Sometimes I think about stories I’ve written or read, and to me, they seem 10 chapters long because of all the events contained in them, but when I go back… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 8

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 7

Have you ever been given a big task by God, and He proves it’s what you’re supposed to be doing by giving you sign after sign after sign that He is right there with you? That’s how I felt when we were called to go to Thailand. Things - CRAZY things - just kept falling… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 7

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 6

Sometimes it just takes a young’n to get ‘er done! Young Gideon was just a boy threshing wheat one day, … and then he was the leader of Israel the next. How does that happen??? God, that’s how! I was thinking, though, as miraculous as these turn of events are, they really couldn’t have come… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 6