August 22, 2017

In ancient Israel, travelers expected hospitality, because there were few inns or other places to sleep and shelter animals. Today we will hear about a Levite and his companions that stopped in a city where his Israelite brethren dwelt. An old man took them in to keep...

August 21, 2017

The last few chapters of Judges reveal big problems that existed within the tribe of Benjamin. These chapters are not for the faint of heart. We will encounter those that were supposed to be people of God engaging in immorality, gang rape, murder, mutilation, and...

August 18, 2017

Thievery and idolatry go hand in hand. Jonathan, Micah’s Levitical priest, was offered a higher position and more money. He took the offer from the tribe of Dan, and then he assisted his new employer in stealing the gods of Micah, his former employer. Idolators are...

August 17, 2017

Religious apostasy can be very deceiving. People that worship “in their own way” incorrectly believe that they are okay with God. Micah thought that because he had a Levite as his household priest that the LORD would bless him, even though he was worshiping idols....

August 16, 2017

During the days of the judges, Israel had no king, and the Israelites did what seemed right in their own eyes. For example, the tribe of Dan fell away from God’s laws. This apostasy led to idolatry, and before long they were looking outside their assigned inheritance...

August 15, 2017

Samson, who had been spiritually blinded by lust, ended up being physically blinded by the Philistines. Yet, in his darkest moment, when he realized that he had given the Philistines cause to blaspheme Jehovah, Samson finally began to get serious with God. As he...