Mark 8:1-21Mark 8 begins with Jesus as he fed the four thousand, the Pharisees were still looking for a sign, but Jesus warned of the yeast of the Pharisees and Herod, all very confusing for the disciples; they were still not thinking in the spiritual realm.
Judges 4. Every now and then God raises up a woman to lead the people. Deborah was such a woman and judged the people of Israel.
Judges 5 is all about the Song of Deborah. Read it and enjoy!
Judges 6. Things were going bad for Israel, the Midianites oppressed them, God called Gideon. Gideon was reluctant but after speaking with the Angel of the LORD Gideon destroyed the altar of Baal. God wanted Gideon to defeat the Midianites but again Gideon was reluctant, so he demanded the sign of the Fleece (twice). God provided the sign.
Today there are three chapters to read, enjoy!
April 11: Luke 21, Judges 6, Judges 7 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Luke 21, there is giving and there is giving. Jesus teaches a lesson about the widow’s two mites. Then he tells about the signs of the times, the end of the age, the destruction of Jerusalem, the coming of the Son of Man and finally the parable of the fig tree.
Judges 6. Things are going bad for Israel, the Midianites oppress them, God calls Gideon, Gideon is reluctant but after speaking with the Angel of the LORD Gideon destroys the altar of Baal. God wants Gideon to defeat the Midianites but again Gideon is reluctant, so he demands the sign of the Fleece. God provides the sign, so in
Judges 7 eighty-two thousand men gather to fight. God says that is too many, reduce their number, and in two steps they are whittled down to Gideon’s Valiant Three Hundred men. With that army and God the Midianites are defeated.
Judges 6, Midianites oppress Israel, Gideon, Gideon Destroys the Altar of Baal, The Sign of the Fleece.