A reminder for today
But when the people of Israel cried out to the LORD for help, the LORD raised up a rescuer to save them. His name was Othniel, the son of Caleb's younger brother, Kenaz. (Judges 3:9)
Once again the people of Israel tuned away from God and they were conquered by King Cushan-rishathaim of Aram-naharaim. For eight years they suffered under his reign until finally they turned to God and called for help.
My dear friend, are you calling for help or are you the one God is sending to help? Whichever one it is, God will not leave you on your own. Whether you are the rescuer God raises up or the one that God is sending someone to rescue, you are not alone nor are you helpless wherever you find yourself.
It says here in verse 10: The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he became Israel's judge. He went to war against King Cushan-rishathaim of Aram, and the LORD gave Othniel victory over him.
What is so amazing is that the Bible says that the Spirit of the Lord came upon him. To me this is the Holy Spirit and this means that within each of us lives a fighting Spirit, one that does not give up nor allows us to be defeated. When Othniel defeated King Cushan-rishathaim of Aram, there was peace for forty years. When the Holy Spirit moves in ordinary people like me and you, the outcome is beyond amazing.
So do not fear, for within you is a mighty Spirit of an almighty God. Stand up and let us start our journey as a judge for God to rescue or even to be rescued.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.