Re:Verse passage – Judges 4:4-23, 5:7, 24-27 (day three)

“Now Heber the Kenite…had pitched his tent as far away as the oak in Zaanannim.”

When you and God live together within a life of love, his purpose is that all events in the universe – even the randomness that God allows – occur in such a way as to bring good to you. This actuality informed Jesus’s deep calm and confidence as he walked this earth. It fueled Paul’s courage in the face of suffering. Even seemingly unconnected occurrences form the fabric of reality that will strengthen and protect you. A decision made by Heber prior to Israel’s military campaign positioned his family’s tent in a location that would intersect Sisera’s flight from Israel’s army. Jael took care of the rest. Happenstance? Well, consider that “it just so happened” precisely because God made a universe that works for your good.

Author: Bryan Richardson

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

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