Tuesday, May 28
Today's reading: Judges 7:15-25
Before moving on in Gideon's life story in Judges 8, we're going to spend another day specifically considering worship. I read through chapter 7 a number of times, and each time two words from verse 15, "he worshiped," seemed to jump off the page at me. Here's the setting. Gideon is spying on the enemy army when he overhears one man telling another about his dream where a cake of barley bread hits the camp and upsets its tents. The listening man immediately responds that the dream is about Gideon saying that God has given the camp into Gideon's hand. When Gideon hears these words, the next thing he does is worship.
"As soon as Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, he worshiped. And he returned to the camp of Israel and said, 'Arise, for the LORD has given the host of Midian into your hand.'" (vs. 15)
When God provides for you physically, financially and/or spiritually, how do you respond? How does spending time in worship impact your attitude, thinking and actions? What's an example of how you worship God outside of or in addition to a Sunday or Wednesday church service? Tami
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