Re:Verse reading–Judges 7:2-8, 15-22 (day one)
“In order that Israel may not boast against me that her own strength saved her.”–v 2.
Sometimes it is not the victory that matters. It’s the lesson! God is no egomaniac, jealous for His own applause. He is a wise ruler who knows that to the extent that we give credit to ourselves (or others) we drift from truth and protection and strength. He wants us to praise Him because we are safe with Him.
When we boast it is “against God”–v 2. An insult. A slap. No accomplishment is really ours. He made us, gave us breath, skills, opportunity and friends. Unspeakably ungrateful when we take credit without reference to Him!
“For who regards you as superior? And what do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?”–1 Corinthians 4:7.
Will you give credit to God today?