"The nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes." ~ Ezekiel 36:23

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

heads up!

"Early the next morning, Gideon and his army got up and moved their camp to Fear Spring. The Midianite camp was to the north, in the valley at the foot of Moreh Hill. The LORD said, "Gideon, your army is too big. I can't let you win with this many soldiers. The Israelites would think that they had won the battle all by themselves and that I didn't have anything to do with it. So call your troops together and tell them that anyone who is really afraid can leave Mount Gilead and go home." Twenty-two thousand men returned home, leaving Gideon with only ten thousand soldiers.

"Gideon," the LORD said, "you still have too many soldiers. Take them down to the spring and I'll test them. I'll tell you which ones can go along with you and which ones must go back home."

When Gideon led his army down to the spring, the LORD told him, "Watch how each man gets a drink of water. Then divide them into two groups--those who lap the water like a dog and those who kneel down to drink."

Three hundred men scooped up water in their hands and lapped it, and the rest knelt to get a drink.

The LORD said, "Gideon, your army will be made up of everyone who lapped the water from their hands. Send the others home. I'm going to rescue Israel by helping you and your army of three hundred defeat the Midianites."
" Judges 7:1-7

Out of 22000 men, 300 were wise to keep their heads up in preparation for battle. 300 lapped water from their hands while keeping their heads up and their eyes open. 300 were prepared and our Lord had a might victory using 300 prepared men out of 22000.

Keep your head up, be prepared, be watchful, be ready, be aware. The enemy has many snares and traps ready to spring upon us, every step, every day of our lives.

Keep your head up and be watchful that you may enjoy have the victory God has prepared for you; giving God the glory for His work in you.

Thanks Robert, for the lesson.

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