Today's Reading: Judges 1-3 and Luke 4:1-30
Today's post is a big one because we're starting Judges, one of my favorite books of the Bible. But first, here's a fantastic video for our Luke passage:
And here are pictures of the actual cliff this scene took place:
Notice the farmland down below. It's crazy to think of these biblical events taking place in what are 'common' places. God is not distant. The entire story of the Bible is about God wanting to be near us.
Here's a great, albeit slightly older, talk by a guy named Lorne Sanny. In it Lorne uses the single verse on Shamgar to talk about intentional discipleship. I first stumbled on this talk in college and it has stuck with me ever since.