Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thoughts from Judge Deborah

This verse really stood out to me. It is the beginning of a song sung by Deborah and Barak after their victory over theCanaanite king.

Judges 5:2
When the princes in Israel take the lead, when the people willingly offer themselves - praise the Lord!

What makes this stand out to me is that so often our leaders don't take the lead, and even more often the people don't willingly offer themselves. Husbands need to lead their wives, parents need to lead their kids, pastors need to lead their flock, men in the church need to step up and lead, and all of us must willingly follow and willingly offer ourselves to God. This is basic, foundational stuff, and it's where we mess up everything else.

Just a thought...
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