Daily Encouragement

April 30 – Family Tension in Judges

April 30
Judges 11:1-12:15
John 1:1-28
Psalm 101:1-8
Proverbs 14:13-14

Judges 11:2 – We’ve seen the family tension between Gideon’s concubine’s son and his other sons (Judges 9:5), and now Gilead’s family problems because of his son with a harlot. National success starts with success in the home!

Judges 11:14 – Land disputes in the Holy Land… sounds familiar…

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Deutsch: Der siegreiche Feldherr Jephta begegnet seiner Tochter (1661)

Judges 11:35 – Did Jephthah offer his daughter as a human sacrifice? Tim Chaffey argues that it is unfortunately very likely. Solomon warns against breaking vows (Ecclesiastes 5:4-5).

John 1:1 – Was Jesus really God ? Not just a great teacher, but Elohim – the same God that created the World (John 1:3 says yes). Was He the same as YHWH – the covenant making God that made and fulfilled His promises to Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses? A great comprehensive book on this topic is Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ.

John 1:12 – The common teaching of the world today is that God is panentheistic, and has 6.7 billion children. Only those that believe on His name have the power to become the sons of God. Are you a son of God?

Psalm 101 – What is your personal commitment to holiness?

  • Behavior and walk (Psalm 101:2)
  • Eyes and work (Psalm 101:3)
  • Companions (Psalm 101:4)
  • Tongue and attitude (Psalm 101:5)
  • Toleration (Psalm 101:7)

Proverbs 14:13 – Satisfaction is the goal not just in customer service, but in “self-actualization.” What does the Bible say about being satisfied?

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