God uses the strong man of the Bible, despite himself.
Samson is one of the leaders of Israel that we remember – after all, he was the strong man of the Bible. He was a man called by God before birth to lead Israel and to lead a rather austere life. But even though he was called by God the life he lived was far from what God wanted. Continue reading “God works for his people’s good”
Do we step forward when leadership is needed?
One of the leaders God raised up when Israel had forsaken him and had been subdued by an enemy was an unlikely man named Gideon. I say ‘unlikely’ because he really didn’t have the qualities we would look for in a leader. He is introduced in Judges 6. Continue reading “God’s kind of leader”
Doug K. draws three lessons from the time of Manoah.
Then Manoah prayed to the LORD and said, “O Lord, please let the man of God whom you sent come again to us and teach us what we are to do with the child who will be born” Judges 13:8.
God’s people had put away their foreign gods to serve the LORD. Jephthah, the leader who was weak in faith, had served for six years, and three others had judged Israel for a combined twenty-five. Continue reading “Lessons from Manoah and Samson”