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This day with God will be amazing because we will focus in on another passage along the journey with the purpose of applying what is learned by documenting, organizing, and affirming the principles we can use to apply in our lives. Reading in Judges 3:7-31, the people did not respond to being educated in the ways of the ONE true God and served other gods so they were defeated by the king of Aram Naharaim and subject to him for eight years.
When they cried out to the Lord, He raised up for them a deliverer named Othniel. He became Israel’s judge and in war, they regained control so there was peace in the land for forty years until Othniel died. Again the people reverted back to their old habits so the Lord handed them over to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years until they cried out to the Lord who provided another judge named Ehud.
When we look back on history, we find that the people were successful when God provided them with a deliverer or judge that led them. We see in these judges certain characteristics like wisdom and courage but the greatest attribute is following the Way of God and allowing Him to lead them.
We see a pattern of God’s dealings with His people as they would gain victories but then forget who gave them success. They would then begin to revert back to their old habits and turn away from the Lord’s Way until He provided another judge or person to lead them. I have some good news for you my friend! We have a permanent judge in Jesus Christ who has delivered us. Here is a link to God’s Plan for Us that is the roadmap to victory.
Thank You God for today’s passage about how You gave victory to the Israelites through a deliverer or judge. Our ultimate deliverer is Jesus Christ who became a wonderful teacher to give us wisdom and truth. This truth sets us free and leads to victory. Amen.
Thanks for the insights about the Judges and Israel. This is very telling: “We see a pattern of God’s dealings with His people as they would gain victories but then forget who gave them success.”
So thankful to Jesus that He empowers us to persist.
Blessings for a stunning day in paradise.
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