• The Model Judge

    Judges 3:1–11

    God delights to use people to accomplish His purposes, but we should take care to give Him the credit. He empowers our faithfulness, and apart from Him we can do nothing. Let us take time today to thank the Lord ...Read More

  • A Tragic Cycle

    Judges 2

    Today, the people of God face the same temptations that Israel faced in the era of the judges. Our land is filled with false gods and false worship practices, and if we are not careful, they can lead us astray. ...Read More

  • Trouble in Canaan

    Judges 1

    From a human perspective, the Israelites enjoyed much success against the Canaanites initially after Joshua died. Yet, while they took command of Canaan, they failed to obey the Lord in driving out the peoples of the land. Their outward success ...Read More

  • Joshua’s Farewell

    Joshua 24

    John Calvin comments on Joshua 24:19–20 that “no general rule is laid down [for all sin], but the discourse is directed, as often elsewhere, against their disobedient temper. It does not refer to faults in general, or to special faults, ...Read More

  • An Exhortation to Faithfulness

    Joshua 23

    Jesus has done everything necessary to secure our final rest from sin and death. However, He has not yet fully applied the benefits of His work. We will enjoy those benefits by trusting in Him alone for salvation, continuing in ...Read More

  • Dealing with Controversy

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  • The Unity of God’s People under True Worship

    Joshua 22

    True unity can come only as believers come together to worship the one true God according to His truth. Like the tribes described in today’s passage, we should be concerned for the pure worship of God, for if we violate ...Read More

  • Our Promise-Keeping Lord

    Joshua 21:41–45

    The Christian faith is founded on the promises of God and testifies to the fact that the Lord has kept His promises and will keep all His promises. At times, we can find it hard to believe that God will ...Read More

  • Designating Cities of Refuge

    Joshua 20

    God showed grace without compromising the value of human life when He provided the cities of refuge for those who committed manslaughter. John Calvin comments that the “temporary exile [of the one guilty of manslaughter] clearly showed how precious human ...Read More

  • The Lord Calls Gideon

    Judges 6:1–32

    The fear of men plagues many people, making them more afraid to stand for the Lord’s Word than they should be. We must all fight this fear, asking the Lord to give us the conviction we need to obey Him ...Read More