The Lord threw Sisera, all his charioteers, and all his army into confusion with the sword before Barak. Sisera left his chariot and fled on foot. Judges 4:15 HCSB
I can remember purchasing a bicycle for our daughter that was unassembled. I opened the box and pulled out all of the parts, screws, and bolts. How hard could it be to put together a bicycle? I attacked the project and began to put the bicycle together totally ignoring the assembly instructions that were in the box. When I got the bicycle almost assembled, I realized I had left a vital piece out. The only way to get the piece in the proper place was to practically take the bicycle completely apart. If only I had read and followed the instructions.
The Lord had given Barak instructions on what to do. When Barak was faithful to complete the instructions as the Lord had commanded – success and victory were accomplished. It was not by the power and might of the 10,000 men with Barak, but it was by the power of the Lord that caused Sisera and all of his army to be confused.
Challenge: When we are willing to do what God has instructed and trust Him to accomplish what He has put before us, there is nothing we cannot do. This story is another example of how God can be trusted to do what He has promised. Our response should always be one of trust and obedience even when the task before us may seem impossible.
Read The Bible Through In Two Years: Genesis 30:1-43; Matthew 20:17-34
Saturday: Psalms 7-8; Matthew 21:1-22
Sunday: Genesis 31:1-55; Matthew 21:23-46