Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April 2 – Judges 8-9

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from Judges 8-9. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word.

Sometimes we just need a good reminder that we are all in this together. As Gideon was winding down his campaign his men are growing hungry and they are told to wait until after the battle by two fellow cities before they will feed his three-hundred men. As we know food is fuel for the body. Imagine fighting battles in those days ... An army had to walk to the battle. Each soldier had to carry their own supplies. The battles themselves took physical strength to accomplish. Food was essential. Two towns tell them to finish the campaign before they give them food. For this Gideon brings destruction. It was for their worship, their peace, and their protection that Gideon was bringing this battle before them.

Friends, as Christians we need to remember we are in this together. Too many times we fight trivial battles. Too many times we fight against the direction the world is moving. I am convinced that one of Satan’s tactics is to get us fighting and arguing amongst ourselves and not trying to love and lead people to a life changing relationship with Jesus. If we would just love one another as well as others, I think we could see a drastically different world. We need to unite together, draw together and serve together so that destruction to ourselves doesn't happen and so Christ is glorified.

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