One Look from the Lord!

June 28           One Look from the Lord!

And the Lord turned to him and said, "Go in this might of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian; do not I send you?" (Judges 6:14 ESV)

What a look was that which the Lord gave to Gideon! He looked him out of his discouragement into a holy bravery. If our look to the Lord saves us, what will not His look at us do? Lord, look on me this day and nerve me for its duties and conflicts.

What a word was this which Jehovah spoke to Gideon! "Go." He must not hesitate. He might have answered, "What, go in all this weakness?" But the Lord put that word out of court by saying, "Go in this might of yours." The Lord had looked might into him, and he had now nothing to do but to use it and save Israel by smiting the Midianites. It may be that the Lord has more to do by me than I ever dreamed of. If He has looked upon me, He has made me strong. Let me by faith exercise the power with which He has entrusted me. He never bids me "idle away my time in this my might." Far from it. I must "go" because He strengthens me. What a question is that which the Lord puts to me even as He put it to Gideon! "Have not I sent thee!" Yes, Lord, You have sent me, and I will go in Your strength. At Your command I go, and, going, I am assured that You will conquer by me.

Faith’s Checkbook – Devotionals by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Revised -Brent Boatwright