Judges 10
Judges 11
Judges 12
Luke 9:1-27

Judges 10: 11 The Lord replied, “When the Egyptians, the Amorites, the Ammonites, the Philistines, 12 the Sidonians, the Amalekites and the Maonitesoppressed you and you cried to me for help, did I not save you from their hands? 13 But you have forsaken me and served other gods, so I will no longer save you. 14 Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them save you when you are in trouble.

A thought that struck me when I read this passage is do we ever give priorities to other “gods?”  This could be as simple as things like seeking wealth, our jobs, watching sports, etc.  And if so, can we call upon them when we are in need the same way we can call upon the Lord God, Almighty? He is always available – let us be faithful to Him and Him alone.

1 comment

  • katehefty

    A comment on yesterday’s reading – I love the Old Testament stories that show how God “problem solved” in ways we likely would not have considered. When Gideon was going out to fight Israel’s enemies, God sent one of the enemy soldiers a dream. He told the dream to a colleague who interpreted it as a prediction that God would defeat them. Just placing that thought in the minds of these two warriors served to plunge their confidence, and we all know what happens when our confidence is depleted. Then, when Israel simply marched around the enemy and made some noise, they killed one another. Is this the way we would have expected the victory? God uses such creative ways to answer prayers. I pray that I won’t be short-sighted to assume there is only one way God could possibly answer my prayers.

Leave a Reply