Making Vows

Twice in today’s Bible reading* we see people making vows to God. The first is a judge named Jephthah. Although human sacrifice was strictly forbidden to God’s people he made a vow that if God would deliver the Ammonites to him, he promised to sacrifice the first person that went through the doorway when he…

God is True to His Promises

Today’s Bible reading* assures us that God is true to His promises. So the Lord gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there. The Lord gave them rest on every side according to all he had sworn to their ancestors. None of…

Finishing Well with Sadness

With today’s Bible reading* we complete our readings through Deuteronomy. “Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died; his eyes were not weak, and his vitality had not left him.” (Deuteronomy 34:7 CSB) Oh, that we would all finish well! But one thing is very troublesome in our reading. And the LORD said…