Judges 14:20-15:20; Acts 7:17-29; John 4:43-54
Samson portrays an example of us disobeying God but then getting into trouble and calling on God for help. In his case, God granted him his request. This may not always be God’s choice, as we see many times in the Old Testament that God might punish as he did when he allowed the Israelites to be banished to Babylon.
Luke is relaying this story about Moses, who felt the Spirit’s urging to go to his people. When he saw one of his people being beaten by an Egyptian, Moses struck him. Unfortunately, this killed the Egyptian and turned those present against him. Moses fled and hid in Midian but one cannot hide from God and he called to Moses to lead his people.
God does not always call the leaders, the educated, or the wealthy but he calls those he can mold to his purposes. We should always be faithful as the official was in this passage from John. We must keep an open heart and mind for the day when God calls to us so that we might do his bidding.
Prayer: Lord, keep us ever open to your call to serve. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by Ron Hamm,
Vicar at Peace Lutheran Church, in Edmond, OK.