United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: Judges

Remember choosing teams for this or that, and dreading being chosen last? Last is God’s preferred candidate. The unlikely is God’s idea of a good time.


It is not bad to fear; it is a natural response to danger. Problems arise when fear takes over. Fear cannot take the lead, especially as we do the work of God.


Talitha Arnold

Samson was at a dead end.


Kenneth L. Samuel

Our vaunted patriarchies are often disturbed by the Bible. 


Kaji Douša

Fear cannot take the lead for any of our major advances.


Michelle L. Torigian

Samson believed that his strength had left him.  His "bad hair day" strangled his confidence.