I have wondered, looking back over my life, what I might have been had I chosen differently. I used to think there was really only one other option, but I’m no longer so sure. I’m pretty sure I’d be dead, fairly certain I wouldn’t have the child or wife I have, and it’s very likely […]Read More It’s Been Too Long
Being used by my Master has always been a goal of mine. But I have also run afoul of using this as a measure of my spiritual health. Being used by the Creator of the universe for His purposes isn’t a perfect metric of spiritual health. After all, if my Master can use a donkey […]Read More Used, Then Disgarded, By Yahweh
Some characters in Scripture get books written about them. Some make it into books, but don’t make up the whole of any of them. Others get bit parts here and there. Some are only mentioned once, perhaps in a few verses. But, there are others, heroes even, who get a single line. There aren’t many, […]Read More One-Liners
Yahweh inspired a record of His choices He made, in the book of Judges, because these are characteristics about Himself He wanted us to know. If you struggle believing that, then the rest of this entry will a lot easier to accept, though unexpected. It’s crazy. If you do believe that first sentence, then the […]Read More Delivered by the Hand of an Assassin
When the dust settles, the wounds have been bandaged, and the clean up begins, it often becomes the time to wonder, “what went wrong in the first place?”. The author of Judges looks back over 400 years to examine the early history of his people and their God, and he chronicles the answer to that […]Read More Is Timing Really Everything?
I finally finished the second chapter study. I’m still pushing through the third chapter. Here’s the entry from “Reframing Scripture” on Judges 2: https://reframingscripture.wordpress.com/2018/03/06/setting-the-stage-judges-2/ As always, I welcome any thoughts and suggestions. Thank you, mattRead More The Second Chapter of Judges
The life of a believer, follower, or disciple of Jesus can be summarized as spent getting to know Jesus better. The process of knowing Him more has the added affect of changing the disciple into the likeness of their Master. The typical methods used today are prayer, Bible study, worship, perhaps service to others, or […]Read More Knowing God Through Combat