Re:Verse passage – Judges 6:22-35 (day three)

Will you contend for Baal?”

Whose case are you making? If you will not learn humility by seeking the forgiveness of a person you’ve wronged, isn’t that making the world’s case that toughness is survival? If you will not reflect on how your economic choices affect the most vulnerable among us, isn’t that making materialism’s case of more at any cost? Sin is hardest to part with when you’ve invited it to shape your habits and your thinking. It’s a crisis of existence, really: How will I live if not this way? Herein lies the riskiness of faith in God. It’s not for the brave, but for the terrified. Sometimes the townspeople see only the terror, and they turn away. But sometimes, people sense God’s possibilities breaking through the terror. That happened to Gideon.

Author: Bryan Richardson

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

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