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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP
The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series
God Is The Deliverer
“In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself”. John 1:1 AMP
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Memory Verse: And the people repented them for Benjamin, because that the LORD had made a breach in the tribes of Israel. Judges 21:15 KJV
God has a purpose for every chosen vessel of His. People looking on the outward appearance are quick to judge according to their personal preferences. Yet, when God chooses a vessel He chooses according to His purpose, not ours. Before you make a decision about any thing, the self-centered human flesh desires you to seek out self-preservation. In this mode you will only do what is comfortable. You will not risk your reputation, or your finances, etc. However, God is looking for someone who will go “all-in” with Him.
When Esther was called to save her people, she had to risk her own life in going before the King. She could have refused to take such a chance on a people already disdained of the ruling order. Had she chosen to simply save herself and not “get involved” with a mission that seemed to have no hope of success, she would not only have sealed the deadly fate of her people but would also have forfeited her own future in the kingdom.
When you look at a person without stature, you may see a person with two left feet when you are looking for a great dancer. You may see a pauper when you are looking for a source of financial gain.
The army chosen of God in Judges 20 had seven hundred left-handed men. If you were looking for right-handed pitchers, you would miss these mighty men. Not only were they mighty, they were absolutely accurate in their craft.
16 Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men lefthanded; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss. Judges 20:16 KJV
Do you remember that Jesus came as a tent maker? He was born first as a child into the world, when people were looking for a king in princely robes. Esther was not a “queen” in the eyes of princes until she became a member of the royal court. Yet, God had chosen her to be Queen of His Glory before she ever wore a robe.
God chose Judah’s camp to go to battle first of the tribes of the Children of Israel, against Benjamin (Judges 20). When Judah first went to this battle, they were made a mockery in the eyes of their enemies. They were beaten so, till they asked God repeatedly, both in fasting and prayer, if they were truly meant to be in this battle.
Do not fool yourself. If and when you see the children of God suffering at the hand of the unjust, do not think that it is a sign of weakness of the almighty. When you see and Esther in the kingdom, do not make the mistake of thinking that her poor estate is of any consequence to God. When you see Jesus on a donkey, do not think that you can outrun His army because you have horses.
For God has promised His own that tomorrow, He will deliver (Judges 20:28)!
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