Re:Verse passage – Judges 7:12-22 (day four)
Can God use a man in His kingdom work if he is not a child of God? The answer is a resounding yes! God can use anyone He chooses to accomplish His work. When Israel rebelled against God, He often used pagan kings and nations to deliver His judgment upon them. Here in our Re:Verse passage, God uses a pagan warrior to deliver a message to Gideon.
Just because a person does a lot of good things in their life, does not mean they have a relationship with God. Matthew 7:22-23 says, “Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles? And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’” You cannot trust in works to gain salvation, only through Jesus Christ can you receive forgiveness of sin and life eternal in heaven! Ask God for discernment to know the difference between works and faith. (Luke 21:8)