Judges 6:34-35 (This For That)


This For That

Then the Spirit of the Lord took possession of Gideon. He blew a ram’s horn as a call to arms, and the men of the clan of Abiezer came to him. He also sent messengers throughout Manasseh, Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali, summoning their warriors, and all of them responded. (Judges 6:34-35)

Read: Judges 6:1-40, Luke 22:54-23:12, Psalm 95:1-96:13, Proverbs 14:5-6

Relate: “God, if _______ happens then I will do _______.” Fill in the blanks and you will have a very common prayer throughout my younger years. I had a “this for that” relationship with God. The problem is, even if the “this” actually did happen, I would immediately create another “this” so that I could get out of doing my “that”. Call it fear, call it doubt, call it insecurity… whatever it was, I didn’t really want to do what God was laying on my heart but I did need a good excuse…

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