Daily Encouragement

April 25 – Barak vs. Daniel

April 25
Judges 4:1-5:31
Luke 22:35-53
Psalm 94:1-23
Proverbs 14:3-4

Judges 4:8 – Barak is refusing a command of the LORD if Deborah won’t go with him. In contrast, Daniel stood alone (Daniel 6:13).

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Luke 22:36, 38, 49, 51. What is the normally peaceful Jesus doing telling his people to buy swords and then finally tells his people to put down their sword.  In Matthew Jesus comes across anti-sword (Matthew 26:51-52), so why the contrast here in Luke 22?

Jesus, the omniscient, knew they would be coming with swords (Luke 22:52) and was demonstrating that his followers had weapons, not to mention his twelve legions of angels had weapons (Matthew 26:53). It is clear that no man took Jesus life from Him (John 10:18), but He laid it down, just as He told Peter to lay down the weapons (Luke 22:51, Matthew 26:52).

Psalm 94:7 – What does God call those who think He cannot see or regard something? Psalm 94:8 says “brutish and fools.”

Proverbs 14:4 – The verse of encouragement to young mothers who are discouraged over their house being a mess because of their toddlers.

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