Judges 7:2 “The people who are with thee are TOO MANY for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, MINE OWN HAND HATH SAVED ME”
God wanted to MAKE SURE that it was abundantly apparent that an “IMPOSSIBLE” VICTORY had been achieved….. and this is the essence of a MIRACLE.
But why ?
The PURPOSE of miracles is to BRING GLORY TO GOD…. and cause us to THANK and PRAISE HIM for His wonderful attributes…. His LOVE, KINDNESS, MERCY in caring for us.
But you will say, why don’t we see DRAMATIC and AWESOME miracles TODAY ? …. just like we did in the OLD TESTAMENT !
Hear Jesus words, Matthew 16:4 “A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign…” Matthew 11:20 “Then began he to upbraid the cities in which most of his mighty works were done, because they REPENTED NOT”
Both the Old Testament and the New Testament PROVE that although humans are “fascinated” by God’s miracles, the effect is only TEMPORARY…. incredible as it seems, even the most AWESOME “miracle” only brings immediate and TEMPORARY “Praise to God” from the majority who witnessed it…. of course God knew this all along, so why did He bother to do ANY “awesome and spectacular” miracles at all ?…. because WE humans need convincing…. as we, who have never seen any of these awesome miracles, READ THE BIBLE and see… time after time…. that these miracles had no LASTING SPIRITUAL EFFECT on most of the people who saw them… we must accept that we are no different… and we must worship and praise Him in our generation and circumstances and not always be seeking after “awesome miracles”….
and yet…. He is STILL in the “miracle business”…. every day in smaller (less dramatic) ways our lives are impacted by His supernatural care and provision for us….. that accident that “ALMOST took our life” and was avoided entirely…. the little prayer that was answered wonderfully.
The fact that just one or two DEDICATED BELIEVERS can bear much fruit…. and impact thousands of lives for Jesus…. these are all miracles, in the sense that they are impossible for us to do ON OUR OWN.
My friend, do not strive to do YOUR service for God…. but rather let GOD do His work through you….. in faith, WANT and EXPECT that He will “bear fruit” through YOUR life…. and then be SENSITIVE to the opportunities and circumstances in which you find yourself and He will guide you what to say and do (if you are truly seeking His guidance).
“TRUST and OBEY for there’s NO OTHER WAY…. to BE HAPPY IN JESUS…. but to TRUST and OBEY” John H. Sammis
…. may this Chorus become “a real experience” in YOUR life.
Prayer for Today:
Loving Heavenly Father, our very best welfare is assured by following Your directions…. no matter how much it might SEEM otherwise….. please forgive us when we fail at this… and don’t stop guiding us and giving us opportunities to “obey your Spirit”… in Jesus name … Amen.