You’re so vain, I bet you think this blog is about you.


Have you ever wondered, is God vain? I mean He always wants the credit and the glory, and if He were a person like you and me, we would think he was completely self centered. I mean look at what He did to Gideon. Gideon assembled an army of 30,000 men to take on the most powerful army in the world. This does not seem unreasonable does it? But God tells him in Judges 7 to cut down the number of men, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.'” Basically He is saying is if He helped them with that many men they would take all the credit. So He has Gideon cut the army down to 300 against an army of thousands. Why? So He can show off how strong He is? The answer is yes, that’s exactly why. But why would God show off and why would God want all the credit. The answer for that is also simple; God has been trying from the very beginning to show us that HE is our only hope. Every story we read about in the Bible is a story about how man tried to do things their way, failed, and God picked up the pieces. He wants the world to see how powerful He is not because He’s vain, but because if He can do something as extraordinary as destroy a trained army of thousands with 300 framers with pots, horns, and trumpets, then there is no reason to believe he CAN’T make sure something as small as having something to eat happen. God puts His power on display not for his benefit, but for ours. He shows us His majesty not for praise, that’s just a natural side effect. He does all this so that it is easier for us to trust Him with our lives and well being. I have a God who can create and destroy planets watching over my future and well being. That gives me a fantastic sense of peace. What exactly is there that He cannot handle? Become the Target


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