Taking a pause between the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles we read two Psalms and three chapters of Judges today.
Psalm 25, of David. “Unto Thee, o LORD do I lift up my soul.”
Psalm 26, of David. A Psalm where David asked God to judge him on his merits based on faith.
Judges 12 records Jephthah’s Conflict with Ephraim where they killed people based on their accent. After that three more people, Ibzan, Elon and Abdon led Israel.
Judges 13 tells of bad times for Israel for forty years. Then came a glimmer of hope, the birth of Samson.
Judges 14. Samson started out great, but then he took a Philistine as his Wife.