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Today's Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From James 1:17 KJV Translation: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no [variables], neither shadow of turning. NKJV Translation: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no [fickleness], neither shadow of turning. Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

May 7
Making Good out of BadJudges 11:1–12:15; Philippians 3:1–11; Psalm 68:15–35
God is renowned for working through unlikely means with the most unlikely people. During the period of the judges, there were few candidates less likely for God’s work than Jephthah himself: “Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior; he was the son of a prostitute, and Gilead was his father” (Judg 11:1). The man is the son of a prostitute and an adulterer who had other sons with his wife (compareJudg 11:2). It can seem odd that details like this are included in the Bible. This one is there because God is about to do something unexpected.

When Jephthah is told that he won’t inherit anything from his father, he flees and assembles a motley crew of other outlaws (Judg 11:3). If you’ve seen The Magnificent Seven, you might be tracking with this Wild West story: “After a time the Ammonites [a threatening nation of strong warriors], made war with Israel [a small nation with a reserve army at best]. When the A…