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God our Ruler

August 23, 2023

Judges 8:23
Gideon said to them, “I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you. Yahweh shall rule over you.”

What powerful words by a judge sent by God. This should bring so much comfort to us. The same God that Gideon said would rule over the Israelites is the same God that will rule over us if we allow it. The benefit of putting hope in God far outweighs the hope that we are ruled by man. We have seen many ways that man has failed us in our lives and to keep trusting in them would be the definition of insanity.

Put your trust in the Lord. Put your hope in the Lord that He will direct your paths. see (Proverbs 3:5-6) When you catch yourself letting the things of this world rule you, go back to this passage and remember that even the people God sends aren’t to rule over you. They are to teach you and help lead you to a life of complete trust and faith in Jesus Christ!

Don’t be discouraged when man lets you down, because that will always happen, without a shadow of a doubt.  However, when you trust in God you have no reason to fear anymore, no reason to doubt because He has never been wrong, He will never lead you down the wrong path. Although sometimes it might be hard, it’s always to bring glory and honor to His name. He is a good father and always wants what is best for us. Allow Him to rule your life and see what a difference that makes.

Cody R

    ’96 / ’08 Jacksonville  FL

Birth year / spiritual birth year / hometown

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