Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mighty Champion

"The Lord is with you, O mighty champion!" Judges 6:12

Most of the time, we do not think we are champions. We do not feel we are winners. We wait for others to act, and we prefer to be in the sidelines. We look at what is happening around us, and like Gideon in the Bible, we ask, "If the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us?"

At that time Israel was reduced to starvation by the Midian marauders  who would destroy crops and steal all the livestock. God was angry with them because they built altars to Baal  and pillars to the goddess Asherah. Today in our country, it appears that some of God's people have turned away from Him and looked to other gods for help. They applaud killings to solve our country's problems. This is not the way of our God of compassion and mercy. This is not the solution of Jesus who said we have to forgive 70 x 7! When we are faced with our day to day challenges, let us always choose to work with God. 

Each of us has a part to play. Each of us has a mission and a purpose. We can be "mighty champions" for the Lord, if we put Him first and seek His ways. 

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