The Spirit of the Lord empowers our very human words …

"Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Gideon, and he blew a trumpet, summoning the Abiezrites to follow him" (Judges 6:34) Real spiritual power is more than human eloquence. It's the Spirit of the Lord who empowers our very human words. It's the Spirit of the Lord who calls our hearers to follow Jesus. It's the Spirit of the …

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Raised up by the Lord …

"Then the Lord raised up judges, who delivered them ... " (Judges 2:16). In difficult times, the Lord raises up his servants. The Lord raised them up - this is the important thing. What are we to say about the Lord's faithful servants? - They were raised up by the Lord. We must not come …

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God’s love for us remains constant, even when our love for Him has grown very weak.

In the book of Judges, we see both sin and salvation - “The people of Israel did what the Lord considered evil” (Judges 3:7,12); “Then the people of Israel dried out to the Lord for help” (Judges 3:9,15); “The Lord sent a saviour to rescue them” (Judges 3:9,15). Viewed from the point of view of …

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Lord, we thank You that our lives are not controlled by what we are. They are transformed by what You are.

Judges 14:10-16:3Lord, we thank You that our lives are not controlled by what we are. They are transformed by what You are. We are sinners. You are the God of grace, Shall our sin triumph over Your grace? - "God forbid!" (Romans 6:1-2). "Sin shall not have dominion over us" (Romans 6:14). Your grace has brought us forgiveness. May …

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