February 14 – Judges 6:7-10

February 14 – Judges 6:7-10


7  When the people of Israel cried out to the LORD on account of the

Midianites,  8  the LORD sent a prophet to the people of Israel. And he said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: I led you up from Egypt and brought you out of the house of slavery.  9  And I delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all who oppressed you, and drove them out before you and gave you their land.  10  And I said to you, ‘I am the LORD your God; you shall not fear the gods of the

Amorites in whose land you dwell.’ But you have not obeyed my voice.”


The rebellious Israelites once again find themselves in need of urgent help and call out to God.  God is no stranger to their cries and sent a prophet to teach them.  Again we see God supplying His land with faithful ministers and showing mercy on the Israelites.  Still, He is not happy with their rebellion and will bring them to repentance. 


It’s easy to point our fingers and say “those foolish Israelites.  Won’t they ever learn from their mistakes?”  Yet, how often do we find ourselves in similar situations of crying out to God for forgiveness and mercy?  God hears our prayers and our disparity.  Earnestly seek God for forgiveness of your rebellious spirit, sin or disobedience.  God is a forgiving God.  Yes, there may be consequences, but He will be beside you on your path.  Also seek to learn from your mistakes and ask God to help guide you into paths of obedience.  Seek Godly counsel through Christian mentors who might help with accountability.


Heavenly Father, help me to seek You and Your counsel as I strive to be obedient to You and Your ways.  Help me to seek advice from those who love You rather than those who love the world.  Help me be one who cries out to You for direction before I make decisions rather than crying out to You to exempt me from consequences.  I want to walk in Your ways and always be one who shows Your love through everything I do.  Help me to love You and Your ways, not just Your blessings.  Thank You for loving me even when I don’t deserve Your love, which is most of the time.  Thank You Father, for being You.


In Jesus’ name.



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