Tuesday, August 05, 2008

"He Can Defend Himself..."

Going through the daily lectionary readings yesterday, I was struck by this passage from the book of Judges. After Gideon had demolished an altar to Baal, and the townspeople sought to punish Gideon for his actions, Gideon's father said these words in Gideon's defense (click on the link for the full passage):
"If Baal really is a god, he can defend himself when someone breaks down his altar."
With all of the angry protests that Christians often get into on God's behalf, I expect these words might apply just well to us, if not even more so. If God really is God, God doesn't need any help from us to be defended....

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