Gideon Answers Call to Deliver Israel

Sunday, June 11 Gideon Answers Call to Deliver Israel  Judges 6:11-18 NRSV  Then the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours and deliver Israel from the hand of Midian; I hereby commission you.” (Judges 6:14) Do you know your calling or purpose? Ask...

Gideon Dies, Israel Forgets God’s Ways

Saturday, June 10   Gideon Dies, Israel Forgets God’s Ways           Judges 8:29-35 NRSV As soon as Gideon died, the Israelites relapsed and prostituted themselves with the Baals, making Baal-berith their god. (Judges 8:33) We sometimes stray from God when times get...

Midianites Defeated without Weapons

Friday, June 9      Midianites Defeated without Weapons                        Judges 7:19-23 NRSV And the men of Israel were called out from Naphtali and from Asher and from all Manasseh, and they pursued after the Midianites. (Judges 7:23) Why is it difficult for us...

Fleece Confirms Victory over Midianites

Thursday, June 8    Fleece Confirms Victory over Midianites         Judges 6:36-40 NRSV Then Gideon said to God, … “I am going to lay a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there is dew on the fleece alone, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that...

Gideon Sees Angel of the Lord

Wednesday, June 7       Gideon Sees Angel of the Lord                         Judges 6:19-24 NRSV Then Gideon perceived that it was the angel of the Lord; and Gideon said, “Help me, Lord God! For I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face.” (Judges 6:22) Fear is...

May God Judge Enemies Harshly

Tuesday, June 6       May God Judge Enemies Harshly                     Psalm 83:1-12, 18 NRSV Let them know that you alone, whose name is the LORD, are the Most High over all the earth. (Psalm 83:18) Enemies may try to triumph over us, but God will rescue us. Share...