Re:Verse reading–Judges 4:1-22 (day three) 

“On that day God subdued Jabin, the Canaanite king, before the Israelites.”  For such an unfaithful nation, the Israelites certainly occupied a place of favor with God.  But that is precisely the point.  God doesn’t wait until people love him first; he doesn’t look for people to become good enough to warrant his help.  God loves first.  God helps first.  And as we can plainly see, God does all this for people who don’t deserve it.  This is profoundly irritating to us.  Shouldn’t people have to meet a minimum standard to merit God’s attention?  If we can ask that question with a straight face, should people be thankful that neither you nor I are God?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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