Weekly Devotional for 10/2/2022
He asked for water and she gave him milk …” Judges 5:25.
Girls don’t fight fairly. I was taught never to hit girls, but boys only handled conflicts overtly. I was a teenager before I realized that girls’ covert ways weren’t similarly restricted and that I’d been manipulated for years by their wiles. How did my daughters instinctively know to come to me with big eyes, helpless stance, and say, “Daddy?” with an irresistible inflection in their voices when they wanted something? Totally not fair. Sisera was friendly with the Kenites, had most likely visited Heber’s tent many times while Jael fixed their dinner. So, the offer of refuge and nourishment was difficult to refuse while he escaped Israel’s army. Exhausted, he never doubted her false assurance of safety while he slept, and the last thing that went through his mind was a tent peg. I suppose the world wouldn’t think that Christians fight fairly as well. All it knows is overt force and strength. But, our ‘wiles’ are covert and yet have divine power to demolish strongholds, destroying arguments and lofty opinions raised against God and taking every thought captive for Christ.
With the foolishness of the gospel and God’s weakness, we give milk. --
Early (1:00 PM) Mid-Week Adult Bible Class
The Adult Bible Class will begin meeting at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM (in the Auditorium) on October 5, 2020. Youth classes will continue at 7:00 PM. This schedule will continue until the spring time change.
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