[The Israelites] asked, “Shall we go up again to fight against the Benjamites, our fellow Israelites, or not?” The Lord responded, “Go, for tomorrow I will give them into your hands.” - Judges 20:28 (NIV)

The story in Judges 20:18-48 used to confuse me. The Israelites asked God for counsel on whether to go to battle. God told them to fight. The Israelites listened, and they lost, suffering 22,000 casualties. The Israelites went back to God to ask for counsel, and the reply was the...

Today's Prayer
Heavenly Father, may our strength in you never falter. And may you continue to finish your perfect work in us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Judges 20:18-28

Thought for the Day

God will use my moments of discouragement to complete a good work in me.

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