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The Philistines and Ammonites Afflict the Israelites10 After Abimelech, Tola son of Puah son of Dod, a man of Issachar, rose up to deliver Israel; and he was living at Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim. 2 And he judged Israel twenty-three years. And he died and was buried in Shamir. 3 After him Jair the Gileadite rose up…
This Daily Devotion covers the first five books of the Bible, Genesis through Deuteronomy also called the Books of Moses or the Pentateuch, in a period of one year in a Monday through Friday format, the Psalms and order of devotion follow those presented in The Treasury of Daily Prayer from Concordia Publishing House.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!
Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan,
and he hears my voice.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you;
He will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psa 119:9 Beth How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
Psa 119:10 With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not wander from your commandments!
Psa 119:11 I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
Psa 119:12 Blessed are you, O LORD;
teach me your statutes!
Psa 119:13 With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth.
Psa 119:14 In the way of your testimonies I delight
as much as in all riches.
Psa 119:15 I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways.
Psa 119:16 I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word.
Reading for Monday October 3rd Judges 10
The Philistines and Ammonites Afflict the Israelites
10 After Abimelech, Tola son of Puah son of Dod, a man of Issachar, rose up to deliver Israel; and he was living at Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim. 2 And he judged Israel twenty-three years. And he died and was buried in Shamir. 3 After him Jair the Gileadite rose up, and he judged Israel twenty-two years. 4 And he had thirty sons who would ride on thirty donkeys, and they had thirty towns that are in the land of Gilead that they called Havvoth Jair until this day. 5 And Jair died and was buried in Kamon.
6 And again, the ?Israelites? did evil in the eyes of Yahweh. They served the Baals, the Ashtaroth, the gods of Aram, Sidon, Moab, and the gods of the ?Ammonites? and Philistines; they abandoned Yahweh and did not serve him. 7 And ?the anger of Yahweh burned? against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of the Philistines and the ?Ammonites?. 8 They crushed and oppressed the ?Israelites? in that year; for eighteen years they crushed all the ?Israelites? who were beyond the Jordan, in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead. 9 The ?Ammonites? crossed the Jordan to fight also against Judah, Benjamin, and the house of Ephraim; and Israel was very distressed.
10 Then the ?Israelites? cried out to Yahweh, saying, “We have sinned against you; we have abandoned our God and served the Baals.” 11 And Yahweh said to the ?Israelites?, “Did I not deliver you from the Egyptians, the Amorites, from the ?Ammonites?, and from the Philistines? 12 And when the Sidonians, the Amalekites, and the Maonites oppressed you, you cried out to me, and I delivered you from their hand. 13 Yet you have abandoned me and served other gods. Therefore I will no longer deliver you. 14 Go and cry out to the gods whom you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your trouble.” 15 And the ?Israelites? said to Yahweh, “We have sinned; ?do to us accordingly as you see fit?; only please deliver us this day.” 16 So they removed the foreign gods from their midst and served Yahweh; and ?he could no longer bear? the misery of Israel.
17 And the ?Ammonites? were summoned, and they camped in Gilead. And the ?Israelites? gathered and camped at Mizpah. 18 The people, the ones commanding Gilead, ?said to each other?, “Who is the man that will begin to fight against the ?Ammonites?? He will be as head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.”
Lord of all power and might, author and giver of all good things, instill in our hearts the love of Your name, impress on our minds the teachings of Your Word, and increase in our lives all that is holy and just; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forevcer.
Heavenly Father, send Your Holy Spirit into our hearts to direct and rule us according to Your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.