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Tag: Joshua 19

Lenten Devotions 2016

Joshua 19 & Judges 9
St Stephens Lutheran Church Adelaide
January 2016

Since about ten years or so, the local Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) congregation, whose service we attend here in Adelaide, St Stephen’s Lutheran Church (Website), publishes for its church members an annual Lenten devotion booklet.  An initiative by local church members, these booklets collect brief meditations and prayers by church members on one chapter or two of a selected book of the Bible.

While written mainly by lay people and a few “professional” Lutheran theologians, this series is a fascinating collection of truly Australian Christian theology in a Lutheran tradition.

For 2016, the Lenten Devotions cover the three historical books Joshua, Judges and Ruth under the title “THE LORD SEEKING FAITHFULNESS”. I had been asked to reflect on Joshua 19 and Judges 9 (both KJV21) , and for all of us writers these historical accounts in the Bible were quite challenging.

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