Judges 7:2 And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me.
What gets all the attention? The tiny little church in the middle of what may be considered obscurity, or the Mega Church with thousands of members and high-profile preacher? We all know the answer is the Mega church. I’m in no way slamming large churches, their pastors, nor the congregations. I do want to shine a light on the fact that God can, and does use less recognized groups of believers with their faithful God-fearing pastor as well. While larger congregations may have more resources devoted to ministries they take part in, it still comes down to this. Each soul is saved individually. A soul saved in a small town church that gets little or no attention globally, is just as important to God as someone saved at a well-attended crusade.
In our scripture reading today, God has called Gideon to lead His over through of the Midianites. Gideon was not the bravest man, not a warrior, not a preacher. God found him hiding from the Midianites in Judges 6:11 threshing wheat. Yet God calls Gideon a “mighty man of valour” in vs 12. Not what Gideon was, but what God would use him to be. Gideon repeatedly tests God to be sure it was God. Then in chapter seven when Gideon is ready to follow God and has gathered an army of 32,000 men, God whittles that number down to 300 to defeat the Midianites, with no swords in Israels hands. God does not need a multitude to do His work. All He needs is a faithful few.
If you feel as if no one’s paying attention to all you do with a pure heart for the Lord, let me reassure you, God is watching. Matt. 6:4 says; “…thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.” God is doing great things.
Are you one of God’s Faithful Few?
In all that we do, God never forgets. He remembers to bless our obedience, and to correct our disobedience. This week we saw this in:
● Putting Others First
● Promised Our Fathers
● Portrait Of Fear
● Playing With Fire
● Pacified By Freedom
● Picking A Few
When God has to correct us, it’s to point us toward His blessings. It’s always a good thing that God Never Forgets.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|April 15, 2019||Judges 8-9||Luke 12:1-34|
|April 16, 2019||Judges 10-11||Luke 12:35-59|
|April 17, 2019||Judges 12-15||Luke 13:1-17|
|April 18, 2019||Judges 16-18||Luke 13:18-35|
|April 19, 2019||Judges 19-20||Luke 14|
|April 20, 2019||Judges 21-Ruth 2||Luke 15|
|April 21, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
God never forgets…
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable,
always abounding in the work of the Lord,
forasmuch as ye know that your labour
is not in vain in the Lord.
Living In His Word Ministries
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director