Draw near to God during the week with our daily devotional.
Gideon may have delivered Israel for the short term, but he was a failure as a father and ultimately as a leader of Israel.
If we honestly look at our own lives are we any different that the Israelites?
What life lessons do you take from Gideon’s story?
You may have heard the axiom, “If you can explain it, then God did not do it.”
What would it look like in your life if you just obeyed God, stepped out in faith, and took action?
Sometimes people around you misunderstand your motives, disagree with your actions, and may even actively resist or attack you.
What variations of the cycle of sin, judgment, and deliverance have you experienced in your life?
How is Deborah an inspiration to your life?
How are you doing with passing down a Godly heritage to your children or others in your family?
How are you doing with making a priority out of coming to God’s house and engaging in real Christian community?
We can never cover up any sin without God knowing. He knows our hearts and motives all too well.
Victory comes from living in obedience to his will.
Your legacy does not depend on what you’ve done with your life so far. Your legacy depends on how you finish.
Is there something specific that God is reminding you of today?
When we remember what God has done in the past, it creates a solid foundation for our perspective on the events of the present.
Joshua cares so much for the nation that he’s willing to say the hard things that people might not want to hear.
Joshua’s personal experience made it very clear to him that Israel’s experience was only good when they were humbly following God.
Regardless of your circumstances in life, God wants your whole heart. Cling to him in the good times and in the bad times.