Praying Through God’s Word: Judges 17-21

Judges 17:1-18:13 Lord, it's not easy to keep on praying, "Your will be done." Our will gets in the way. We start thinking about what we want - and we forget about what You want. We try to get the best of both worlds - pleasing You and pleasing ourselves. We become "lovers of pleasure …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Judges 9-16

Judges 9:1-49 Lord, there are two ways of living - the self-centred way and the God-centred way. Show us, Lord, that Your way is always the best way. Judges 9:50-11:11 You call us, Lord, to get real with You, to mean what we say. We're not to say one thing, and do something else. We …

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31st March: Judges 20 – 21 – God uses a sinful and shameful situation to call His people back to Himself …

Judges 20:1-28 God uses a sinful and shameful situation - 'Such a thing has never happened or been seen from the day that the people of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt until this day' (19:30) - to call His people back to Himself - 'all the people of Israel...assembled as one …

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30th March: Judges 18:14 – 19:30 – A guilty silence which comes from disobedience

Judges 18:14-19:30 'Keep quiet' - There is a guilty silence which comes from disobedience (18:18-20). When God's people remain silent, things go from bad to worse - 'Where there is no prophecy the people cast off restraint'. We must not be 'disobedient to the heavenly vision' (18:30; Proverbs 29:18; Acts 26:19). Chapter 19 warns us: …

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29th March: Judges 16:4 – 18:13 – A story of tragedy and triumph …

Judges 16:4-31 The story of Samson is a story of tragedy and triumph. We see Samson's tragedy - '"I will go out at other times, and shake myself free". But he did not know that the Lord had left him' (20). There is a warning for us here. Yesterday's triumphs do not guarantee today's victory. …

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