Friday, August 16

Psalm: 27

Meditation

Judges: Revenge is almost raised to an art form as we progress through Judges. Nobody here can be trusted and Samson is, politely speaking, short-tempered. Samson’s wife was given to the best man at Samson’s wedding unbeknownst to Samson. More trickery. More revenge resulting in the death of Samson’s wife whereupon Samson says: “This time I have a right to get even with the Philistines.” (15:3) We, as Christians, surrender any such notion of a “right”. Samson is not very bright nor is he faithful to his God.   

Gospel: John 4:43-54

New Testament: Acts 7:17-29

Old Testament: Judges 14:20 – 15:20

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