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August 23 – Judges 9

God of Vengeance
Judges 9

Text: Thus God repaid the wickedness of Abimelech, which he had done to his father by killing his seventy brothers. Judges 9:56

Learn and Apply: God is known by the judgement which He executes, and they are all righteous. Abimelech was a ruthless son of Gideon which he had by a concubine. He did great evil to his father, killing his seventy sons. Such wickedness! And so Jotham, the only son of Gideon who escaped, laid a curse on Abimelech and the people of Shechem who supported him (vv. 7-15).

God did not let this evil to last long, but ensured that Abimelech received the judgement due him – he died by the hand of a woman, who threw a stone on his head while he was on an evil mission.

God will not let evil win in your life, family, and nation. Those who trouble you will surely be troubled by God. And when God fights a man, that man can never win. Thankfully, God has promised to fight for us. He is fighting on our side; we are assured of victory, and he will deliver vengeance upon our enemies.

Let us therefore continue to pray God to remember us and deliver us from those who trouble us.

Pray: Thank you Father, the Avenger of Israel. We pray you continue to trouble all them that trouble us in Jesus name. Give us peace on all sides in Jesus name.

By Ikechukwu Amadi