Friday, April 25, 2014

Play The Background

“You take the leading role, and I’ll play the background.”  -Lacrae

Deborah was the first and only female Judge of Israel (she was Margaret Thatcher).  She was a counselor, warrior, prophetess, and the wife of Lapidoth.  It’s been said that behind every good man there’s a strong woman, but in this scenario behind the woman there’s a strong man.  Judges 4:4 is the only mention of Lapidoth, but that’s fine by him.  We can assume Lapidoth recognized and valued that God was using his wife so he played the background while she took the leading role.  Consequently, Deborah led Israel to victory over their enemies.  Make no mistake about it that this victory was just as much Lapidoth’s as it was Deborah’s because he supported her through good times and bad.  Here’s my point: We each must play the background so that Christ can have the spotlight.  If we play by God’s script, glorifying Him, we’ll win.  God will pour out His favor on us and fill your life with immeasurable blessing. 

Come, let us tell of the LORD's greatness; let us exalt his name together (Psalm 34:3, NLT).

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