Discipleship Minute: Judges #2

Read Judges 13:1-5; 14:1-9; 16:21-22, 26-30What makes a hero? We usually call people who do deeds that require bravery or self-sacrifice heroes. At times we overlook the factor that character plays in making a person a hero. Severe shortcomings in character can taint even the most spectacular abilities and best outcomes. This is the account … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Judges #2

Discipleship Minute: Wilderness 9

Read I Peter 1:13-25.In all of their travels through the wilderness, the community of Israel found almost every opportunity to grumble and complain about their situation. We have talked about this many times in these articles. However, at each point, Yahweh God remained holy in all of His interactions with His people. What do we … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Wilderness 9

Discipleship Minute: Wilderness 8

Read Numbers 21:1-9.The Lord had provided for the community of Israel throughout their journey in the wilderness, even when they grumbled and complained. At this point in the narrative, their journey took them near the southern edge of the Promised Land. It was here that they encountered the Canaanites, who engaged them in battle and … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Wilderness 8

Discipleship Minute: Wilderness 7

Read Numbers 20:1-13.The people of Israel had wandered in the wilderness for forty years. At each point in the journey, instead of ever-increasing faith and trust in God, the people groaned, whined, and complained about almost everything. In the Wilderness of Zin, there was a lack of water. The people argued with Moses and began … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Wilderness 7

Discipleship Minute: Wilderness 6

Read Numbers 13:1-3, 27-33; 14:1-10.The book of Numbers records that grumbling and complaining were the order of the day as the people of Israel approached the Promised Land. God commanded Moses to send out twelve leading men from the tribes to spy out the land, its produce, and the military capability of the people that … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Wilderness 6