Gideon: Mighty Man of Valor (Judges 6; Judges 7)

Gideon: Mighty Man of Valor (Judges 6; Judges 7)

Click on this link for translations of today’s devotion. Scripture reading – Judges 6-7 Judges 6 introduces us to Gideon, one of my favorite characters in the Book of Judges. Judges 6 The Intrusion of Midian and the Calamity of Israel (Judges 6:1-6) Judges...
Deborah: Prophetess and Judge (Judges 4; Judges 5)

Deborah: Prophetess and Judge (Judges 4; Judges 5)

Click on this link for translations of today’s devotion. Scripture reading – Judges 4-5 A personal note from the author of A Heart of a Shepherd: Passages with difficult, unfamiliar, and hard-to-pronounce names may be taxing. Yet, I challenge you to...
The Third Generation: A Tragic Rejection of Spiritual Leadership (Judges 3)

The Third Generation: A Tragic Rejection of Spiritual Leadership (Judges 3)

Click on this link for translations of today’s devotion. Scripture reading – Judges 3 Today’s Scripture reading introduced a new era in Israel’s history, as the LORD began to raise up judges to rule the nation. Why judges and not a king? Because the LORD...
The Failure of Third Generation Leaders: They Tend to Lack the Convictions and Spiritual Fortitude of Their Fore-fathers (Judges 1; Judges 2)

The Failure of Third Generation Leaders: They Tend to Lack the Convictions and Spiritual Fortitude of Their Fore-fathers (Judges 1; Judges 2)

Click on this link for translations of today’s devotion. Scripture reading: Judges 1-2 The Book of Judges began with a statement indicating a leadership void that followed Joshua’s death. We read, “Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children...