A Different Sort of God
August 04, 2017
Joash had a history of collecting tribal gods and incorporating them into his world view and theology. However, when confronted about his son's moment of loyalty to THE ONE, he knew that he was comparing a god that needed to be contended for with a God who was capable of contending for himself.
It can be a defining moment when we stop trying to do for God what he alone can do for himself and simply do as we are told on our assumption that HE IS. We don't need to save God; we need God to save us.
But Joash said to all who stood against him, “Will you contend for Baal? Or will you save him? Whoever contends for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, because his altar has been broken down.” - Judges 6:31, ESV