Daily Encouragement

May 4 – Just when you thought Judges couldn’t get any worse…

May 4
Judges 19:1-20:48
John 3:22-4:3
Psalm 104:24-35
Proverbs 14:22-24

Judges 19:12 – It would not be until 2 Samuel 5:6-10 that David’s armies would capture Jerusalem and it would become an Israelite city.

Judges 19:15 – No man would show him hospitality. (We see hospitality encouraged in Isaiah 58:6-7, Matthew 25:35, Romans 12:13, Hebrews 13:2, 1 Timothy 3:2, 1 Timothy 5:9-10, Titus 1:8, and 1 Peter 4:9). While no command of the Torah mandates hospitality (only the New Testament does!), the patriarch Job clearly practiced it (Job 31:32).

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Judges 19:22 – These were Benjamites (Judges 19:16) speaking almost exactly what the Sodomites spoke to Lot (Genesis 19:5).

  • Belial sons of Gibeah: “Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.”
  • Sodomites: “bring them out unto us, that we may know them.”

Judges 19:24 –  Lot offered his two daughters to the Sodomite mob (Genesis 19:8), the Ephraimite offers his daughter and the Levite’s concubine.

Judges 20:2 – Mizpeh is Jephthah’s hometown.

Judges 20:48 – 65,000 people died in this first Civil War of Israel. The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).

John 3:30 – Seven words that make a great life verse.

Psalm 104:34 – How often do you meditate on the LORD?

Proverbs 14:23 – As Patch the Pirate said, Your walk talks, and your talk talks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks!

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