Category Archives: Government

Saving A Tribe

“Now the men of Israel had sworn in Miz’peh, saying, there shall not any of us give his daughter unto Benjamin to wife.” Judges 21:1. There are some people who should be saved. All across the United States we see evidence of this fact because there are many charitable groups whose entire existence is based…

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War Is Coming!

“Then all the children of Israel, and all the people, went up, and came unto the house of God, and wept, and sat there before the Lord, and fasted that day until even, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.”  Judges 20:26.  There is a rule in a war that is tantamount…

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Danger Lurks

“In those days there was no king in Israel: and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought them and inheritance to dwell in; for unto that day all their inheritance had not fallen unto them among the tribes of Israel.”   Judges 18:1. When Holy Scripture is read there is always a theme…

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We Need the Rule of Law

“In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”   Judges 17:6. Even though we humans do not like to admit this the rule is very simple. We must be ruled. This may take several forms which we may or may not like…

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All For The Money

“And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand.  Judges 16:18. Money is…

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Strange Choice

“And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters off the Philistines.”  Judges 14:1. There were people who were problems for the Jews even before there was a group of people called Hebrews. Just as we know that the Arabs are a thorn in the skin of the descendants…

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Cousin Versus Cousin

“And the men of E’phra-im gathered themselves together, and went northward, and said unto Jeph’thah, Wherefore passedst thou over to fight against the children of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee? We will burn thine house upon thee with fire.”  Judges 12:1. Some of the bloodiest wars and conflicts have involved…

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Greed

Watch Ambition

“Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventy brethren.” Judges 9:56. Ambition can be and often is a dangerous desire upon not only the person who is ambitious but also those who follow the person who is ambitious. . In Holy Scripture, people who accomplish great…

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Finding A Leader

“And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said unto them, Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you.”  Judges 9:7. Every four years the United States votes for a leader for our…

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A Few Good Men

No Coexistence

“And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the Lord hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian”.  Judges 7:15. There has been warning after warning that evil and righteousness can never…

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Cause And Effect

Answer The Call

“And there came an angel of the Lord, and sat under an oak which was in Oph’rah, that pertained unto Jo’ash the A’bi-ez’rite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Mid’i-anites.” Judges 6:11. Often the remarks will be said “Well, it just happened that way”.   This comment…

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Constitution

Where Are They?

“Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the Lord, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?”  Judges 1:1. Protestants as a group do not read, study or contemplate the Old Testament and, thus we are not informed how…

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