GOD’S WORD FOR YOU LUKE 2:6-7 6 And so it was that while they were there, the time came for the baby to be delivered. 7 And she gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. First, let’s look at some details from the birth of Jesus (swaddling clothes, the inn, the manger, and the stable), and then the purpose of the birth of Jesus. The term “wrapped in swaddling clothes”......
GOD’S WORD FOR YOU LUKE 2:4 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the town of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was from the house and line of David. Luke turns now to the departure of Joseph. We have already been told that Mary lived in the Galilean town of Nazareth. Undoubtedly this is where the couple met. But now Luke tells Theophilus that Joseph was required to travel from Galilee down to Bethlehem. Even someone as distant as Theophilus......
GOD’S WORD FOR YOU JUDGES 19:1-8 In chapters 19 and 20, we find out about another outrage in Israel. This time, an entire community in Benjamin becomes involved in a cruel gang rape which ends with the brutal death of a woman. The incident escalates into a war which nearly annihilates the tribe of Benjamin, and gives us some gruesome background to the situation in Benjamin prior to the choosing of Saul as the first king of Israel. Outrage in Benjamin 19 In those days when Israel had no king, a Levite......