April 25 – Daily Notes – Amanda

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In today’s Judges reading, we see a song from Deborah and Barak praising God for their success and blessings. What if, every time we received a major blessing from the Lord, we wrote and sang a praise song for him? That would be such a cool testimony that people could know for generations. Think about it next time God blesses you in a major way.

Judges 4:1-5:31:

  • 4 – Deborah was the only recorded female judge.
  • 8-10 – Barak would not go without Deborah. Whether it was God or Deborah he did not trust, his lack of trust resulted in not him, but a woman, receiving the glory of a war victory.
  • 1-31 – It was common for people who experienced the greatness and favor of God to write and sing a song praising him for his blessings. In the Old Testament a few are: Moses, Deborah and Barak, Hannah, and in the New Testament we see Mary and Zechariah.

Luke 23:35-53:

  • 41-42 – We often don’t know how to pray when we’re not sure of God’s will. This is a great example of how to pray. God wants to know your heart, but ultimately wants us to submit to his will.
  • 44-46 – Clearly the disciples did not understand the magnitude of the situation or the agony through which Jesus was going.
  • 52-53 – Jesus calls the chief priests out explaining that they obviously didn’t view him as a dangerous criminal because they had had many other easier opportunities to arrest him.

Psalm 94:1-23:

  • 6-11 – Those who seek to disprove God often attempt to outsmart him or disprove him by our own standards and understanding. The Psalmist makes it clear that the one who formed the eye can see as much and more than we see.

2 thoughts on “April 25 – Daily Notes – Amanda

  1. We learn in the Book of Judges that the teachings of God, the Book of Law and Moses are not being passed down to younger generations. How then, did the people know to celebrate the Passover when Jesus was on earth? Will the teachings return in upcoming Books of the Bible, or did Jesus teach them the significance of the Passover? Thanks!

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    1. Great question! Yes, for a while the Israelites abandoned the celebration and remembrance of Passover. You will see, that some people practiced it at various times of faithfulness, but then, when the Israelites return from exile and restore the temple in Ezra and Nehemiah, they return to celebrating Passover.

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