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

“Deborah said to Barak, ‘Arise! for. . .the Lord has gone out before you.’ “–v 14.

REST is part of God’s economy.  “Be still and know that I am God”–Psalm 46:10. ACTIVITY is also part.

“Get up!” said Deborah to Barak on that history-shaping day.  “Rest is not what you need. Not now.  Get up! God is moving, you should too!”

Mirrors her personal experience.  In Chapter 5, Deborah says that things were bad in Israel, “Until I, Deborah arose, until I arose, a mother in Israel.”–v 7. History proves this point.  Nothing gets better until someone, in surrendered cooperation with God, stands up to do something about it.

As a Pastor and Leader, one thing I often hear from the Spirit is “Get up, Don!  There are tasks to do, people to reach and truths to speak.”

Couch-sitting, ease-seeking, responsibility-dodging believers never change the world.  We have been “created in Christ Jesus for good works”–Ephesians 2:10.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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