However, in Judges 5:23, Meroz is cursed because they did not come to the help of the Lord. This verse is intriguing because it is the only time that I have seen in scripture that God is receiving help and not giving or being asked to give help. In fact, the scripture teaches us about the sufficiency and self-sustaining power of God. In Psalm 50:12, God let’s His people know that all of the world is His. God reminds Job of the inability of man to teach and counsel God. In Isaiah, God reminds us that His thoughts and actions are far above the reasoning of humans.
So, considering the awesomeness of God, it is surprising that God would want, and even expect our help. God invites us to participate in what He is doing. He wants you and me to be a part of His team. He does not need us. He wants us. God asks us to help Him accomplish His purposes on earth. We should be humbled by the fact that God is calling on us to participate in what He is doing in the world and in the church. So how can we help God?
- Demonstrate your love for Him through your interactions with others. How you treat others is a demonstration of how much you love God. A love for God leads us to keep His commands.
- Live a life of holiness. The world accuses Christians of being hypocrites. Prove the world wrong! Be devoted to God in how you live. Walk in the light, resist the devil, and flee from sin. Be an example of what it looks like to be a child of God.
- Lead your family in the ways of the Lord. Our first ministry is to our family. It is difficult to reach the world for Jesus is we can’t influence those who live with us to believe in the transforming power of the gospel.
- Share the gospel with those who are lost. God has chosen you as a spokesperson and ambassador for the good news about Jesus. We help God by continuing to share the message of Jesus with those who are lost.
- Serve in the ministries of the church. The people of God need a “Here am I. Send Me” attitude.