No Battle Experience

December 15, 2018

“…through all delays, in spite of all the difficulties, and in the face of all the rejection we encounter in life. And in spite of our feelings and evidence to the contrary, and even when we cannot understand our way or our situation, may we still ‘trust also in Him; [for] He shall bring it to pass.’ The way will open, our situation will be changed, and the end result will be peace. …” Streams in the Desert, December 15

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Judges 3:2, “He did it to train the descendants of Israel, the ones who had no battle experience, in the art of war.” The Message

I’m learning to take my fight to the highest power – God. I am not finding blogging success in the traditional way. Others will have to share my posts on social media.

I can identify with Shamgar. There is only one verse in the Bible about him. There is no record of his conversations with God or details of his battles. We don’t know how people reacted to him. Did they help him? Or were they indifferent?

Judges 3:31, “Shamgar son of Anath came after Ehud. Using a cattle prod, he killed six hundred Philistines single-handed. He too saved Israel.” The Message

Shamgar did not fight the way others fought. They had knives, swords, bows, and arrows. All he had was a cattle prod, or as the King James Bible puts it, an oxgoad. But he used the tool he had and saved Israel.

Other bloggers are writing books or about products or selling tee shirts. Not me. Here I am…over here…with a cattle prod…killing it…for the last ten years.

What tool do you have?

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