Battle Time

today's reading.
Judges 4:12-24    When Sisera was told that Barak the son of Abinoam had gone up to Mount Tabor...

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It's time for battle and team Deborah and Barak respond, stepping out in faith. Barak has 10,000 men to fight Jabin's forces which are being led by Sisera, king Jabin's military general who had an impressive and scary 900 iron chariots. Now Sisera and his army are crushed, I mean demolished--but not because of Barak. Did you notice these two telling verses? "And the Lord routed Sisera, and his chariots and all his army before Barak by the edge of the sword" (Judges 4:15). And then verse 23, "So on that day God subdued Jabin the king of Caanan before the people of Israel."

So what battles are you fighting today based on your own strength? What do you need to do to let go and turn them over to the Lord? How can you use Judges 4 to help you fully rely on God in all circumstances? Tami W.

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