This week we finish up the last few chapters of Joshua and move through the books of Judges and Ruth as well. The book of Judges picks up the history of Israel after Joshua's death as God begins a new work in the leadership of the people through a series of leaders called judges.
You should recognize a few names here: Deborah (chapters 4-5), Gideon (chapters 6-7) and Samson (chapters 13-16). Samson's tale is one of romance, intrigue and what happens when we put what we want above what God wants for us.
Next up is one of the shorter books of the Bible and the first named after a woman - Ruth. Ruth's devotion to her mother-in-law is endearing and touching and how she is rewarded for her faithfulness is nothing short of amazing (listed in Jesus' genealogy!).
Here is the schedule:
28, Sunday: Joshua 22 - Judges 1
29, Monday: Judges 2-5
30, Tuesday: Judges 6-9
01, Wednesday: Judges 10-13
02, Thursday: Judges 14-17
03, Friday: Judges 18-21
04, Saturday: Ruth 1-4
May God add His richest blessings to the reading, the hearing, the understanding and most importantly the living out of His holy word. Amen.