We can’t take credit for ourselves. We are who we are today because we have been blessed by God and by others. A simple “thank you” seems so inadequate. If we are truly grateful… let’s see if can learn to say it with our lives.
First in the Series:
Thank You for Your Service
One nation under God. A society based on integrity, guided by principle, dedicated to the common good. This is who we claim to be, who we aspire to be. But what happens when an enemy comes along and threatens
everything we hold dear? Who will stand up for what’s right? Who will take a bullet for the good of the cause?
300 men who lapped like dogs … and held their posts
7 Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh. 2 The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’ 3 Now announce to the army, ‘Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.’” So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained.
4 But the Lord said to Gideon, “There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will thin them out for you there. If I say, ‘This one shall go with you,’ he shall go; but if I say, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ he shall not go.”
5 So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink.” 6 Three hundred of them drank from cupped hands, lapping like dogs. All the rest got down on their knees to drink.
7 The Lord said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the others go home.”
21 While each man held his position around the camp, all the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled.
–Judges 7:1-7, 21
Hear David’s message on Veteran’s Day:
Thanks For Your Service