We are taking a break for the summer until futher notice.

Week 4, Day 2

1. Read Judges 13:15-23. What was Manoah's question to this mystery man?

2. How did the angel of the LORD answer this question?

WONDERFUL (#6383) Meaning: Incomprehensible. This is one of the titles for the Messiah. A wonder, miracle. (Lexicon, p. 1765) This visit is called a Christophany, a time in the Old Testament when Jesus Christ appeared in bodily form.

3. Describe what happened with the sacrifice in Judges 13:19-20.

4. How did this event compel Manoah and his wife to act in their future?

5. Whose wisdom was stronger after this miraculous revelation? (v.23)

6. Was the LORD's message true? (vv.24-25)

73 From Judges 14:1-4, describe the obedient attitude of Samson's mother and father to keep his Nazarite vow intact as directed by the LORD.


1. God is always available to answer our questions. (Matt. 7:7-11) What have you asked the LORD to explain to you today?

2. God requires that we offer our lives to Him in surrender as a spiritual act of worship. (Phil. 3:1; Rom. 12:1-2) What in your life do you have to offer the LORD in worship and praise?

3. God desires for us to believe Him by faith! (Heb. 11:1-2) What area of your life are you moving forward in by faith right now?

4. God is true and the only eternal truth! (Jer. 4:2; Zech. 8:8; John 4:23-24, 17:17) Do you believe God and all His Word?

5. God desires obedience to accompany faith! (Rom. 1:5; Acts 6:7) How has disobedience brought distance between you and God? Seek His forgiveness NOW! (I John 1:9)

Manoah's wife was a woman of confidence. She was blessed by God with a heavenly visitor. She had a similar experience to Mary, the mother of Jesus. She was visited by "Wonderful," Jesus Himself. She had the joy of two such visits, and the second one was shared with her husband as well. This awesome visit must have kept the couple in obedient discipline all their lives. They obediently observed every detail of their call for Samson, who was a special boy. In the end, God's plan was revealed. Although Samson's life had its controversies, his parents, especially his mother, were blessed by having this child out of barrenness.

The LORD speaks to us today in many ways. The most significant and compelling way is through His Holy Word, the Bible. May we listen carefully and diligently to hear what He has to say to each of us today and every day.


Christina said...

What in your life do you have to offer the LORD in worship and praise?

Time is one of the most precious gifts we have and probably the hardest to hand over to God. I am trying to give God most of my time; not just prayer and bible study time. I will definitely get more GOD time if I constantly keep Him on my mind and do everything FOR Him. Therefore, I try to play with my son FOR God, clean my house FOR God, and even exercise FOR God. The things I can't do FOR God, such as watching X-Files, I need to start limiting.

Janel said...

God called my attention to my son at a critical time today, and allowed me to beg Him for forgiveness for the frustrations and anger I've felt toward him. He granted me that 5,000th chance to try to be that mom He knows I can be to my son, and I praise Him for His patience in this, and every other mess up I've had.

I praise Him for my loving husband who cleans up the house just because he knows how it makes me anxious to try to start cleaning. I praise Him for the friends who surround me like a blanket, showing their love and caring in a family way without even realizing it. I praise Him for the chance to grow into a strong, faithful daughter each day. The list could go on.

Anonymous said...

Faith...I am walking by it as we speak, but I have to say sometimes it's an exciting journey and other times it's downright scary! (Is "downright" a word?) The truth is...if my faith truly measured up, I would not be fearful of anything. I try really hard to walk in obedience when God calls, but i tend to stay as close to "safety" as I can get without crossing the line of disobedience. I am working on being better at just diving safety net. This just caught my eye...the verse right above the beginning of Hebrews 11..."But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed,but of those who believe and are saved." (Hebrews 10:39)
Hallelujah! I am going to work on not shrinking all have my permission to remind me!

Anonymous said...

I remember once when I was living in Germany in military apartments (3rd) floor. I left my 18 month old twin daughters playing in a room with the window open & no screen. I walked into the livingroom to fold some clothes and "felt" in my mind a nudge from God to check on the twins. I had only just walked out and briefly thought that it could wait a couple minute, but instead I was obedient. I grabbed one of the girls by the leg as she was tumbling out of the window. Praise the Lord for nudging me!
Cindy Faulkner