Monthly Archives: March 2012

March 31: God (Judges 9-10; Psalm 49; 1 Corinthians 16)

Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD. (Judges 10:6) Again and again, we see this verse and verses similar to it. If you were the parent and these were your children, what would you do? Cut … Continue reading

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March 30: thirsting (Judges 8; Psalm 42; 1 Corinthians 15)

We know what it is like to be thirsty. I remember hot, humid summer days, working in corn fields and getting so dehydrated that our health was at risk. I can still recall how thirsty I was. There is a thirsting … Continue reading

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March 29: useful (Judges 6-7; Psalm 52; 1 Corinthians 14)

Make yourself useful. I remember hearing these words from an employer when I was in school. I wasn’t doing anything wrong. I just wasn’t doing anything particularly helpful. I was waiting to be told what to do when it was … Continue reading

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March 28: mercy (Judges 4-5; Psalm 39 & 41; 1 Corinthians 13)

I woke up this morning with these words on my mind: I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind It’s gonna be … Continue reading

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March 27: community (Judges 1-3; 1 Corinthians 12)

How and where do you experience community? In today’s readings, I found very different ways of describing community. As the tribes of Israel settled into their new land, faithfulness to God only lasted one generation. The next generation wandered from … Continue reading

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March 26: honor (Joshua 23-24; Psalm 44; 1 Corinthians 11)

The first part of 1 Corinthians 11 is one of the readings that seems oddly out of place in our contemporary world. Is Paul really saying that a husband has superiority over a wife? Does it really matter whether men … Continue reading

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March 24: prize (Joshua 18-20; 1 Corinthians 9)

I like prizes. I can remember how eager I was to find the prize in a box of cereal that my mother brought home from the grocery store. I would empty the entire box if I had to in order to … Continue reading

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