February 9 – Judges 4:1-3

February 9 – Judges 4:1-3

And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord after Ehud died. And the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-hagoyim. Then the people of Israel cried out to the Lord for help, for he had 900 chariots of iron and he oppressed the people of Israel cruelly for twenty years.

But God! Strong and mighty He is. Again God’s people have become oppressed by being sold into the hand of Jabin. This went on for twenty years. God is surely growing weary of this repeated behavior but notice, He never turns His back. As with us, God forgives and restores. Thank Him today for the restoration He has given you and share freely with all you encounter what a mighty God we serve.

Heavenly Father, how often we disappoint You and cause You grief.  I’m sure You are ready for us to learn to just follow You and stop all this nonsense of following the world and those who follow the enemy.  I wish I could say I had learned, but it seems when I think I have overcome one area of sin, another crops us that grieves You just as much.  Sometimes it isn’t what I do, but what I don’t do, or what I think, or how I respond to others.  Jesus died for all sins and all sin grieves You and causes separation in my fellowship with You, so all sin is deadly sin.  Forgive me when I fail You.  Forgive my thoughts, actions and my inaction.  Forgive me Father, for those times I look just like the world.

In Jesus’ name.



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