Tuesday of the Third Week in Advent
Singing and celebrating the wonders of the Lord lift energies from within and link them with the very power of God. Deborah’s source of success was her total confidence that God would always be with her. She knew that victory was not her doing, but the Lord’s.
Note the contrast after Deborah’s song. You might think that such a celebration would have the sense of the divine presence flow from her to all the people. Not so … They return to evil ways of idolatry in chapter 6. Then the Lord raises up Gideon to be the next judge. Success comes because he is an instrument fitted for God’s hand.
Do you want the Lord to use you? Sing in your heart to God and trust in God alone. Get ready for the special call placed upon you. You are a special instrument in God’s hand.
Tuesdays are dedicated to Old Testament history and “The Writings.”
In the seasons of Advent to Epiphany this year we read the Book of Judges followed by a few chapters of Proverbs.