Israel’s response to danger was always the same. First they remembered God’s faithfulness in the past. Then they recognized their sin. Finally they cried out for His deliverance once again.
1 Samuel 12:10-11
They cried out to the Lord and said, ‘We have sinned because we have forsaken the Lord and have served the Baals and the Ashtaroth; but now deliver us from the hands of our enemies, and we will serve You.’ Then the Lord sent Jerubbaal and Bedan and Jephthah and Samuel, and delivered you from the hands of your enemies all around, so that you lived in security.
How much easier life would be if Israel lived in the reality of God’s loving-kindness and faithfulness.
PRAY FOR ISRAEL TO LIVE IN THE REALITY AND TRUTH OF GOD AS HER PROTECTOR.
[Sunlight on the Kinneret]