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Category: Bible In a Year

  • Day 96 – Hannah’s Prayer

    Day 96 – Hannah’s Prayer

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we start the book of Samuel. Hannah and her husband worship the Lord in Shiloh and Hannah desires to have a child. Eli sees Hannah as she is praying at the Tabernacle and he encourages her. The Lord gives her a son, Samuel. Before he is even conceived, she promises that […]

  • Day 95 – The Sin of Benjamin

    Day 95 – The Sin of Benjamin

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we read some of the darkest stories to date. A Levite priest takes a concubine. This goes against what God told us in Genesis 2. The men of Gibeah kill the concubine. Her body is then cut up into twelve pieces and sent to the twelve tribes of […]

  • Day 94 – Samson and Delilah

    Day 94 – Samson and Delilah

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we see that Samson is taken by his passions. He lets his desires and emotions rule him. Delilah asks him about the secret of his strength. He lies to her for the first three times. He finally tells her the truth and there was no reason to lie to […]

  • Day 93 – Strengths and Weaknesses

    Day 93 – Strengths and Weaknesses

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, the Lord comes to Manoah and his wife and will bless them with a son. It is rare that a person is consecrated as a Nazirite from birth and lives this way for his or her entire life. Samson is consecrated this way. Samson is not particularly a good […]

  • 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 repent to God and turn back, […]

  • 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 Gideon and his family. He says to avoid false […]

  • 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 faithfulness to Naomi and her mother-in-law will […]

  • 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 this to their children. This begins a […]

  • 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 Israel to fear the Lord and to serve […]

  • Day 87 – God Keeps His Promises

    Day 87 – God Keeps His Promises

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we read lists and names of places and things. These are more than just lists, they are historical records that touch God’s interaction with his people. The Lord is faithful to us and this is shown by the promises he keeps through multiple generations. Do we keep our promises […]