We risk routinely offering passionless prayers to God and this should be a concern of all believers. On this, the Bible holds timeless lessons for us to be availed, and David’s short, passionate prayer is one.
After eighty years of peace under the judges Ehud and Shamgar, the people again sunk into idolatry. God then raised Deborah, a prophetess and judge, because He could not find a suitable man to lead the people.
No one has ever seen God in His fullness says John. But we have seen God’s love, and this same love can shine boldly through His people. A bold Christlike love proves that we abide with the only true God in Christ.
Israel’s first three judges are listed and shown to be capable instruments in God’s hands to deliver God’s people. Othniel; “went out to war,” Ehud, “made himself a dagger;” “Shamgar killed six hundred men.”