Jael Defeats the Enemy Leader, Sisera

Saturday, June 3       Jael Defeats the Enemy Leader, Sisera            Judges 5:24-27 NRSV She put her hand to the tent peg and her right hand to the workmen’s mallet; she struck Sisera a blow, she crushed his head, she shattered and pierced his temple. (Judges 5:26)...

Victory Song of the Divine Warrior

Friday, June 2          Victory Song of the Divine Warrior                       Judges 5:1-5 NRSV “Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes; to the Lord I will sing, I will make melody to the Lord, the God of Israel.” (Judges 5:3) When was the last time you celebrated the...

Ode to Israel’s Faithful Judges

Thursday, June 1          Ode to Israel’s Faithful Judges                             Hebrews 11:29-40 NRSV And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—who through faith conquered...

The People Lose God’s Protection

Wednesday, May 31        The People Lose God’s Protection                                    Judges 2:16-23 NRSV                                                                            . . . the Lord had left those nations, not driving them out at once, and had not...

Joshua’s Death Ends an Era

Tuesday, May 30       Joshua’s Death Ends an Era                                   Judges 2:6 – 10 NRSV        Moreover, that whole generation was gathered to their ancestors, and another generation grew up after them, who did not know the Lord or the work that he had...