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Bible studies for writers | Ruth 3

Unfamiliar mating rituals aside, isn’t your heart just bursting??? I know lying at some man’s feet and giving yourself to an old dude to save your mother-in-law isn’t what most of us are accustomed to in this day and age, but when you consider the time, it’s the sweetest, most loving act, isn’t it? I… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Ruth 3

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Bible studies for writers | Ruth 2

I’m already crying. It’s only Chapter 2. The tenderness. The compassion. The LOVE. It’s almost overwhelming. We already can see a love story unfolding between Ruth and Boaz, and we’ve gotten a huge picture of the love story between Ruth and Naomi as well. And maybe my upbringing in a farming community just makes this… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Ruth 2

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Bible studies for writers | Ruth 1

I can’t tell you how giddy I am to be reading the Book of Ruth. It’s been a long time, and I’m excited about all the goodies I know Ruth provides as well as all the new goodies I know we’re bound to find together. I did a Beth Moore Bible study on the Book… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Ruth 1

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 21

“In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes. (v. 25 NLT)” The Book of Judges wraps up with a haunting statement, especially considering the story that goes along with it. We’ve just read that the entire tribe of Benjamin has been wiped out, save a… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 21

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 20

Heavy stuff, civil war, and all for the sake of one woman and one Levite whose names we never learn. There’s a song I like that says, “and the story’s never over if the story isn’t good.” That’s the thing about tragedy, isn’t it? It always, always brings about good stuff. I think one of… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 20

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 19

Did not like this story. At. All. I hate that stories like this existed back then, and I hate more that they exist today. It seems this was the first incident of this sort (v. 30) in “new” Israel, but we know from past chapters (and the fact that it was even suggested at all)… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 19

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 18

I want to read ahead because I feel something is missing, but I’m not going to. Poor Micah, though! This is one story Jesus and I will need to chat about. I don’t understand why it was ok for the scouts to steal Micah’s idols, but I’m going to guess that God had a bigger… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 18

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 17

Don’t you love when the tiniest piece of text says a million things and leaves you anxious for more? This little chapter does just that. Let’s break it down: I’ve been trying to keep a rough estimate on the timeline, and as my calculations go, we are about 400 years after the Israelites crossed into… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 17

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Bible studies for writers | Judges 16

Samson is so often remembered and referred to as a pillar of strength, a brute with the blessing, but seldom do we talk about (or recall) the way he died, a blind slave who had endured months, if not years, of degrading bondage and hard work. But God kept His promise from Chapter 13 that… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Judges 16

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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