40 Days of Prayer – Day 4
“But the people, the men of Israel, took courage, and again formed the battle line in the same place where they had formed it on the first day.” Judges 20:22
Judges 20:22 says, “But the people, men of Israel, took courage, and again formed the battle line in the same place where they had formed it on the first day.” The men of Israel are a great example as to how we should live our lives as Christians. Every day we are at war with the temptations of Satan. We must take up courage, the courage that is found in Jesus Christ and form the line of battle again. We must persevere because it is hard. So many times we feel like giving up and laying down, however as we see in Judges, the men of Israel did not do this. They got up, they made the line of battle and they fought again. We should be like the men of Israel, we should get up every day and put on the armor of God. We should never give up. God will give us just enough to deal with in life that it forces us to lean on Him for courage and strength. So instead of ignoring Him and pushing Him away, we should embrace Him. Lean on Him because only by doing this will we be able to, every day, form the line of battle just like the men of Israel did.
Sophomore Emily Annis
- SCS Learning Services: Erica Gordon, Summer Van Oort
- Praise Jesus Christ who died to set us free from the power of sin. Thank him for empowering us to live in that freedom.
- Romans 13:1-8: Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.