And the LORD said to Gideon,
“The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands,
lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me,
‘My own hand has saved me.’
LORD Jesus, we praise You for You are the One who has made us and not we ourselves; You are the One who has saved us from the bondage, and You are the One who will keep us and guide us and protect us. Forgive us, O LORD we pray, whenever we are tempted to say, “Mine own hand has brought me this far.” Salvation is of the LORD! Hallelujah! Guide us in our way and give us a heart that wants to stay on Your Way, in Your Will for our life, and for Your Purpose and Your Glory. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.
Often enough we are way too fast in accepting and taking the honor for ourselves. Then we are thinking that we accomplished this and that. Was it due to the way we handled the situation that the person accepted Christ; or have we been saved for we came running to the altar and invited Jesus into our hearts? Did the people in the car (only) survive the accident because we were there to help? Have our own words and hands won the victory or are we wealthy and healthy because of our own doing?
Things happen, Zechariah 4:6 tells us:
‘Not by might
nor by power,
but by My Spirit,’
Says the LORD of hosts.
God’s Word reveals that without Him we cannot do anything (John 15:5), but with Him things that are impossible for men become possible (Matthew 19:26; Luke 18:27).
We need to humble ourselves before the mighty Hand of God and submit to the One who IS the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). It is He who has made us and not we ourselves (Psalm 100:3). In John chapter 3 the Word tells us that we must be born again; but, born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1:13).
Be fully convinced today: what God promises He is also able to perform.