Heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons that we can learn from the dark period of Israel's history, when Judges ruled and everyone did what was right in their own eyes. I pray that I may stand firm on the Word of truth and live in a way that honours Your name - as I proclaim the glorious and unchangeable gospel of grace, to a world, that is in need of Christ's saving work on the cross, for the forgiveness of sins. This I ask in Jesus name AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how encouraging it is to read about the exploits of flawed people like Joshua, David, Esther, Paul, and Gideon, whom You graciously used to carry out Your plans and purposes for the furtherance of your kingdom in the ongoing history of the world. As you continue to bring Your plan of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord to its consummation, I pray that You would use me, in whatever way You choose. Help me to trust Your Word, more and more, and allow Your perfect peace to guard my heart, for Your greater praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.