Today’s reading from Judges is difficult for me to stomach. Jael assassinates Sisera in what may be the most gruesome act depicted in the Bible, and Deborah and Barak are singing her praises. The scene makes me uncomfortable. I want peace, love, and joy—not combative judgment and retaliation. ….

(View this reading and more resources for prayer at Daily Prayer: A resource of Forward Movement.)

This post appeared here first: Forward Day By Day – August 1, 2020

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