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E100 Challenge

Can we say a HUGE THANK YOU for joining with us as we have read through these 100 readings of the Bible – touching down with familiar stories as well as wresting with some hard passages.

Through out it all we have seen the unfolding story of God, the story we are invited to take part in!

We have much to give thanks for yet also there is now the challenge to live out what we have read.

That is our prayer for each of us that we would live out Gods great story.

“To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.” Jude 24+25

God Bless

Helen and Rick

Day 27

Passage: Judges 4+5
Key Verse: “…For I will sing to the Lord. I will make music to the Lord, the God of Israel.” Judges 5v3.

After twenty years of being oppressed by the Canaanites the Israelites call out to God for help. The Lord gives them an overwhelming victory, so much so that not one of the Canaanites were left alive. What struck me in today’s passages however was the response that Barak and Deborah had after the battle had been won.

Barak and Deborah could easily have looked upon the victory as something they had accomplished, something they achieved in their own strength. This wasn’t the case.

Think back to a time when something happened in your life that was a victory to you. It may not have been such a grand thing as achieving a victory over an army, but it may have been talking to someone about Jesus for the first time or conquering your fear of praying aloud in a group of people.

How did you react afterwards? Did you say to yourself “I’m great for being able to do that now”, or “I must be a great Christian for witnessing to my friends”. I’m maybe exaggerating but you catch my drift. Deborah and Barak realised that God had given them an incredible victory and couldn’t help but singing to Him and making music.

The next time God gives you the victory over something in your life, take Deborah and Barak’s example and Praise Him for His goodness. And don’t worry if you can’t sing well – God loves a trier!

Ash