I Samuel 1-6: In the days of Samuel.

March 17, 2015. Daily Reading: I Samuel 1-6. Background: The book of Samuel begins in the latter times of the Judges and quickly develops into the monarchy of Israel, with Saul being anointed the first king in chapter nine. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 1 A mother’s faith:┬áSimilar to other stories such as Abraham and Sarah…

Judges 17-21: Perversion in Israel.

March 3, 2015. Daily Reading: Judges 17-21. Background: Judges 11-16. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 17 1. “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes”: The final section in Judges is one that might be very hard to read through, especially if you are not prepared for stories like these to be in the bible….

Judges 11-16: Jephthah and Samson.

February 24, 2015. Daily Reading: Judges 11-16. Background: Judges 6-10. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 11 1. You are not the sin of your parents: The story of Jephthah is a rather peculiar one that some might find even hard to read though. When you consider that it is in the context of the bible, it…

Judges 6-10: The cycle continues through Gideon.

February 17, 2015. Daily Reading: Judges 6-10. Background: Judges 1-5. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 6 1. The charge of the Lord: At the beginning of this chapter, we see that the vicious cycle that would occur time and again in Israel during the time of the judges has once again begun with the people forsaking…