Lent Day 33

“Be strong and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The Lord will do what is good in His sight.” 2 Samuel 10:12

I have been reading Judges lately, I started it because my bible study group is doing Gideon. Gideon questioned the angel of God when he said, “God is with you, O mighty warrior” in Judges 6:12. At times, I find myself questioning God when He calls me. But it is imperative to remember what God says is true. Our insecurities can be passed down to others in our household. 

“Then he spoke to Jether, his firstborn: ‘Get up and kill them.’ But he couldn’t do it, couldn’t draw his sword. He was AFRAID---he was still a boy.” Judges 8:20 

Yes, Jether was a boy, but so was David when he defeated Goliath. Gideon’s firstborn had been exposed to both his father’s fear and timidity, as well as his grandfather’s idolatrous ways. Gideon’s fear and timidity were passed down to his firstborn son. 

I don’t want my insecurities to be passed down. Therefore, it is my duty to remember God's Word is truth and to be an example to the young ones entrusted to me. May we ask ourselves, “what am I showing to those God has committed to me?” Are we teaching timidity, fear, or distrust? Or are we teaching God’s truth in 2 Timothy 1:7 that “God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power and love and self-discipline.”

Lord, may I remember that You are for me. You love me unconditionally and Your Son provided a way for me to live with You for eternity. In Jesus Name, Amen

Written by Dawn Whitmore

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