April 21, 2019 Daily Devotional
Read: Judges 5
“They chose new gods when war was at the gates.” (Judges 5:8a CJSB)
Too often we panic at the sight of the enemy, rather than pause to see the glory of the Lord. When times are tough and circumstances are unfavorable, it is easy to deem God as being absent. God is neither on vacation, nor truant from His providential responsibilities. It is a foolish thing to turn to the gods of war when the gods of war are at the gates. Such gods do not negotiate with the fearful; they simply make the fearful more subject than the fearful presently are. When danger, hardship, and death are advancing, the child of God knows that it is best to hold, and hold he does. God is the Great Deliverer. None in the Messianic Community will ever have to raise a hand as long as their knees are bowed. Who the temptation comes—and it will come—to choose new gods when hardship is pouring in like a flood, hold in surrender. The one true God always arrives right on time.
Today's Meditation: Do not sway from your choice of the one true God.
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