Daily Devotionals

Hall of Faith Week 9 Wednesday

And Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and named it Yahweh-Shalom (which means “the Lord is peace”). The altar remains in Ophrah in the land of the clan of Abiezer to this day. Judges 6:24 Peace is such an interesting word. It is something that many people are searching for...

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Hall of Faith Week 9 Tuesday

Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go with the strength you have, and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you!” Judges 6:14 As human beings, we do not naturally like showing our weaknesses. Showing our weaknesses, we believe, makes us look weak. It is vulnerable. It...

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Hall of Faith Week 9 Monday

The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “Mighty hero, the Lord is with you!” Judges 6:12 It's amazing how a parent's presence instantly makes things better for a child. They can be crying, scared, mad, or sad, but things are instantly better when their parents come. Because...

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Hall of Faith Week 8 Saturday

How much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. Hebrews 11:32 After everything that we know about Samson, it may be a little bit shocking to learn that he is listed as one of the...

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Hall of Faith Week 8 Friday

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles...

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Hall of Faith Week 8 Thursday

Then Samson put his hands on the two center pillars that held up the temple. Pushing against them with both hands, he prayed, “Let me die with the Philistines.” And the temple crashed down on the Philistine rulers and all the people. So, he killed more people when he died than he had...

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Hall of Faith Week 8 Wednesday

Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:7-8 Sin separates us from God...

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Hall of Faith Week 8 Tuesday

It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore. Isaiah 59:2 When I went to Israel several years ago, there was one piece of instruction my tour guides gave me that I took to heart: “Do not get separated from the...

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Hall of Faith Week 8 Monday

You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and his hair must never be cut. For he will be dedicated to God as a Nazirite from birth. He will begin to rescue Israel from the Philistines.” Judges 13:5 I recently had the opportunity to play Top Golf. It was great fun, but I learned...

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Hall of Faith Week 7 Saturday

The seventh time around, as the priests sounded the long blast on their horns, Joshua commanded the people, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the town!” Joshua 6:16 The people of Israel were in quite a predicament in Joshua 6, and they certainly looked a little bit crazy to the...

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