Thursday, August 9, 2012

Final Authority - Day 18

Judges 3:28 - Judges 15:12

"Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son's son also: for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian." Judges 8:22

           The children of Israel just completed a great victory. They must have forgotten again who was responsible for that because they looked toward Gideon to be there leader. They wanted a man instead of God.

"And Gideon said unto them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the Lord shall rule over you." Judges 8:23

          Gideon was very wise to refuse the offer. He knew who gave them the victory, it was God.

"And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god." Judges 8:33

          Israel does good as long as Gideon was alive. However, as soon as he died Israel went to go after other gods.

          I would do well to keep God and his word, the King James Bible, as my final authority. When things are chaotic and/or the leadership changes in my life, that will not effect Who is really the leader in my life.

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