Re:Verse reading–Judges 4:1-22 (day four)
Ask any high school football player in Texas what the worst part of playing football is and he will probably say two-a-days in August. Killers! You’ve laid off all summer…you kept intending to work out…your high calorie diet has added a few extra pounds. “Next year I’ll do better.” Two-a-days are designed to prepare you for the season…many of your games will be won depending on the advance preparation you have done.
For Israel, God promised to go before them in battle. All they had to do was be obedient to Him. Verse 14 says, “…behold, the Lord has gone out before you.” What a promise to have God go before you. Don’t you want God’s spokesperson to declare to you that God has gone before you in battle?
For us, our preparation for battle is prayer. We must bath everything we do in prayer or it is useless in God’s Kingdom work. We can face insurmountable odds if only God has gone before us!