Posts tagged with ‘Children of Isreal’

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In the Character of Moses

by Ladd
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The children of Israel were suffering under bondage from the Midianites and that oppression finally became so destructive that in desperation the people cried out to God. (Judges 6:6) The question that automatically arises is, “how did Israel end up in a position that enslaved them, once again, to a foreign nation? In Judges 6:8-10 […]

The Love of God Is Beyond Imagination!

by Ladd
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The more I read and study the Bible the more I find the love of God to be beyond imagination. The children of Israel never stopped complaining and rebelling against God’s directions and leadings throughout the wilderness experience. Yet God never gave up on them or turned his back on them. Once they entered the […]

How Easy Can It Be?

by Ladd
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We are saved by grace alone through faith alone. I don’t know how much easier that could possible be, and yet thousands of Christians struggle with the concept. I hear fairly often from people who believe that salvation consists of both justification and sanctification. They do not seem to be able to grasp the marvel […]

The True Exodus

by Ladd
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The central theme or event of the Old Testament was the Exodus. Moses led the children of Israel out of literal captivity and slavery to the Egyptians and forty years later they made it to the Promised Land. The reason for the Exodus was not only to free Israel from the oppressive rule of the […]

Love Written In His Blood

by Ladd
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4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; 5 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6 And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart; 7 and you shall teach them diligently to your […]

Barak, Jael, Sisera and a Tent Peg

by Ladd
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The story of Deborah in the book of Judges has to be one of the great episodes of Biblical history in the entire Old Testament. Yet, the story of Deborah is to a great degree not about her, but about a man called Barak, Jael, Sisera and a tent peg. Deborah is the only one […]

The Power of Those Who Plunder

by Ladd
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Sometimes in life we feel overwhelmed believing that nothing we can do or no one else’s intervention is able to alter the situation. Then we read words like these in Judges, “Then the Lord raised up judges, who saved them out of the power of those who plundered them.” (2:16) We have seen, from earlier […]

Why Have You Done This?

by Ladd
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When God called the children of Israel to enter the Promised Land under Joshua’s leadership he called upon him and the people to be courageous and strong. They were not to be dismayed or frightened of the enemies aligned against them. They were to remember that God would never abandon them or forsake them because […]

As Soon As the Crisis Is Over…

by Ladd
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1 “And an angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I swore unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you. 2 And ye shall make no league with […]

Because They Had Chariots of Iron

by Ladd
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17 “And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. And the name of the city was called Hormah. 18 Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof. 19 And the Lord was with Judah; and […]