Scripture is full of instances where people have asked God for help. They face situations that they cannot conquer on their own, so they ask God to come to their rescue. They are surrounded by an enemy, discouraged by circumstances, or suffering through the trials of life. It makes sense that people would cry out to God for help. He is all powerful and has unlimited resources.
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?
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