Once again we see the cycle of Judges: the death of the judge, the people do evil in God’s eyes; an enemy comes who oppresses them; they repent and call out to God and He sends another judge. We need Jesus Christ the eternal Son of God as our Judge. While He lives, we too will live! Notice that God’s word is not enough for Gideon – this is a judge who falls far short of Moses and Joshua!
“When the people of Israel cried out to the LORD on account of the Midianites, the LORD sent a prophet to the people of Israel. And he said to them, …”
It is very interesting what the Lord has the prophet tell the people – Because it is exactly what Moses and Joshua exhorted the people to do.
The LORD led you up from Egypt and brought you out of the house of slavery.
The LORD delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and the hand of all who oppressed you.
I am the LORD your God.
These are clear and present words for us today.
It is the LORD who has led us from dead-hearts and darkness, out of the slavery of sin.
It is the LORD who has delivered us!
Let us strive each day to remember all that the Lord has done and is doing for us.
* Creator God,
You have called us out from darkness into light – Thank You!
You have delivered us from the hand of the great enemy – Thank You!
You have given us Your word, that always tells the truth of what You have done – Thank You!
Please help us to daily be reminded of these truths as Your Spirit writes Your word on our hearts.