One Look from the Lord !
And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt
save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent
thee? (Judges 6:14)
What a look was that which
the Lord gave to Gideon! He looked him out of his discouragement
into a holy bravery. If our look to the Lord saves us, what will
not His look at us do? Lord, look on me this day and nerve me for
its duties and conflicts.
What a word was this which
Jehovah spoke to Gideon! "Go." He must not hesitate. He
might have answered, "What, go in all this weakness?"
But the Lord put that word out of court by saying, "Go in
this thy might." The Lord had looked might into him, and he
had now nothing to do but to use it and save Israel by smiting
the Midianites. It may be that the Lord has more to do by me than
I ever dreamed of. If He has looked upon me, He has made me
strong. Let me by faith exercise the power with which He has
entrusted me. He never bids me "idle away my time in this my
might." Far from it. I must "go" because He
strengthens me. What a question is that which the Lord puts to me
even as He put it to Gideon! "Have not I sent thee!"
Yes, Lord, Thou hast sent me, and I will go in Thy strength. At
Thy command I go, and, going, I am assured that Thou wilt conquer