Judges vi: Pleading for mercy

Israelites hid in the caves in the mountains with little to eat as the Midianites destroyed their herds (camels not cows, remembering this is the desert), flocks (sheep) and crops, and  they cried to the Lord Jehovah and asked for deliverance and mercy. Times are so bad that even when processing the wheat, one has … Continue reading Judges vi: Pleading for mercy

Joshua was old and stricken…

Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, but here remaineth still a lot of  land to be possessed..and then God charges Joshua with his task. Today I came upon that passage in my readings...Joshua was old and stricken...with what?  Well probably … Continue reading Joshua was old and stricken…

A word to the wise from Judges

16-17 But then God raised up judges who saved them from their plunderers. Still they wouldn't listen to them instead prostituting themselves to other gods— by worshiping them! They lost no time leaving the straight and narrow road of  their parents that obedience to God commands but refused to have anything to do with it. … Continue reading A word to the wise from Judges

Achsah, darling-gdd of Reumah

12 Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Achsah as a wife to the one who fights against Kiriath-sepher and takes it.” 13 Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took the city. So Caleb gave him his daughter Achsah for a wife. 14 When she came to Othniel, she talked him into asking … Continue reading Achsah, darling-gdd of Reumah

Joshua 24:xxix Joshua falls asleep

29 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being an hundred and ten years old. 30 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath Serah, which is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of … Continue reading Joshua 24:xxix Joshua falls asleep

Joshua 24:xv: On choosing God

Joshua 24:15 If you think it is wrong to serve the Lord, choose today whom you will serve. Choose the gods your fathers worshiped on the other side of the river, or choose the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. But as for me and my family, we will serve the … Continue reading Joshua 24:xv: On choosing God

Joshua 23:15 T…

Joshua 23:15 The Voice (VOICE) 15 But in the same way the Eternal One, your True God, has fulfilled all these blessings, you can be sure that if you turn away from Him, He will fulfill the curses until the Eternal has obliterated you from this good land He gave you.The Voice, Joshua 23:15The Voice … Continue reading Joshua 23:15 T…

Sin of Peor, Joshua 22

New Life Version, Joshua 22: 17 “All the people of the Lord say, ‘What sin is this that you have done against the God of Israel? You have turned away from following the Lord this day, by building yourselves an altar. Today you have gone against the Lord. 17 Is not the sin of Peor … Continue reading Sin of Peor, Joshua 22

Deuteronomy 33. 1 The Voice

--notes from the Voice. 33 Before he died, Moses, the man of God, blessed the people of Israel with this blessing. The Lord has “called Israel His own” in the way that cities and territories in the ancient world are named after those who have explored, settled, or conquered them. It is understood that the … Continue reading Deuteronomy 33. 1 The Voice