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Day 92 – Jephthah’s Vow

Day 92 – Jephthah’s Vow

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that after the death of Gideon, his son, Abimelech, sets himself up as the next king. Then we go into a cycle with the people of Israel where the Lord will bless them, they turn away to worship other gods, tradegy happens, they...
Day 91 – Gideon’s Story

Day 91 – Gideon’s Story

Thoughts and Reflection Today in our readings we learn of Gideon. Gideon (whose name is later changed to Jerubbaal) crushes the altar of Baal and Asherah. Ephods are garments that the priests wear and Gideon makes his own golden ephod and this becomes an issue of...
Day 90 – Ruth and Boaz

Day 90 – Ruth and Boaz

Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn that Ruth marries the son of Naomi and Elimelech and has plans for a full life and family with him. Then he dies and she is in trouble. She doesn’t know if things will get better or not. She doesn’t lose her...
Day 89 – Israel’s Cycle of Disobedience

Day 89 – Israel’s Cycle of Disobedience

Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading we see that while Joshua is alive, the people are faithful. After he dies, the following generation fails to do what Moses and Joshua told them to do. The people forget about what God has done for them and fail to teach...
Day 88 – Joshua’s Last Words to Israel

Day 88 – Joshua’s Last Words to Israel

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about Joshua’s last words to his people and the challenge he proposes to them. Joshua tells them that he knows the people will fail to follow the Lord but the Lord will not fail them. Joshua is challenging the people of...