Judges

Manoah’s Wife and her Excellent Argument

Oct 29

MANOAH’S WIFE AND HER EXCELLENT ARGUMENT.   “And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God. But his wife said unto him, If the Lord were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shewed us all these things, …

Judges:13:22-23

Retreat Impossible

Oct 29

Retreat Impossible   “I have opened my mouth unto the Lord,and I cannot go hack.” — Judges xi. 35.   IN Jephthah’s case there were good reasons for going back. He had made a rash vow, and such things are much better broken than kept. If a man makes a vow to commit a crime his vow to do …

Judges:11:35

Faint; but not Faint-Hearted

Oct 17

Faint; but not Faint-Hearted   “Faint, yet pursuing.”— Judges viii. 4.   THESE three hundred men, though faint, were not faint-hearted. If they had been cowards, they would have left Gideon when he made the proclamation, “Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead.” Twenty and two thousand accepted that permission, and left …

Judges:8:4

Achsah’s Asking, a Pattern of Prayer

Jun 02

Achsah’s Asking, a Pattern of Prayer   “And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjath -sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. And it came to pass, when she came to …

Judges:1:12-15

The Danger of Carnal Security

Oct 10

The Danger of Carnal Security   “Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people that were therein, how they dwelt careless, after the manner of the Zidonians, quiet and secure; and there was no magistrate in the land, that might put them to shame in any thing; and they were far from …

Judges:18:7, 27-28

Shaven and Shorn, but Not Beyond Hope.

Sep 26

Shaven and Shorn, but Not Beyond Hope.   “Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven.”— Judges xvi. 22.   LET me introduce the text to you. Samson was set apart from his birth to be the champion of Israel, to break the power of the Philistines who lorded over God’s people. Everything …

Judges:16:22

The Dream of Barley Cake

Nov 22

The Dream of Barley Cake   “And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, …

Judges:7:13-14

Hands Full of Honey

Jan 28

Hands Full of Honey   “And Samson turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion. And he took thereof in his hands, and went on eating, and came to his father and mother, and he gave them, and they did …

Judges:14:8-9

Chariots of Iron

Sep 28

Chariots of Iron   “And the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron. And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses said: and he expelled thence the three sons of Anak.”— Judges L 19, 20.   WE …

Judges:1:19-20

One War Over and Another Begun

Sep 17

One War Over and Another Begun    “And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the Lord, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord God! for because I have seen an angel of the Lord face to face. And the Lord said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die. Then Gideon built …

Judges:6:22-24