Israel elects a new government next week.
Judges 7:6-7 (ESV)
And the number of those who lapped, putting their hands to their mouths, was 300 men, but all the rest of the people knelt down to drink water. And the Lord said to Gideon, “With the 300 men who lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hand, and let all the others go every man to his home.”
Our Father in heaven,
Gideon’s campaign against the Midianites was not men’s, but Yours. There are great hordes who desire to oppress Israel. There are many issues of jurisdiction of land and many economic demands to be dealt with.
Israel’s times are in Your hands. Israel’s people are in Your hands. Israel’s government is in Your hands. Israel’s election is in Your hands.
Just as the angel of the Lord hailed Gideon as mighty man of valor, may Israel be called mighty nation of valor. Just as Gideon leaned on You and not on his own understanding, raise up a government that hears and obeys Your word and seeks Your face.
Gideon’s warriors distinguished themselves by bringing their hands to their mouths to drink. Grant the voters in Israel Your wisdom, not man’s wisdom, as they put forth their hands to vote. Amen.