Think of some of the greatest moments in your life. Maybe the moment is a promotion, or marriage, or something that your child accomplished, or a significant time in your faith. Whatever it may be get that moment(s) in your mind. Okay now what was your response to that time in your life? How did you go about recognizing it? Often times we either just internalize it and move forward, or we celebrate it. Understand that either choice is not necessarily a bad choice.
Now before thinking further into that moment, think back to what chapter 5 is covering. The whole point of this is to celebrate and praise God for the victory over the Canaanites. Not only that, they were reminiscing over the events that transpired.
Now back to your moment. What was your response? Did you internalize so that you could always remember every single detail? Did you have a great celebration to commemorate the accomplishment or milestone? Whatever your response was, what is important is that the praise and glory is not to us but to the Lord. It is very easy for us to keep those moments to ourselves and remember them and forget that it is because of God that we had that moment. It is easy for us to hold a celebration and neglect to affirm God as the reason for the celebration. We can easily become self-focused about the good things in our life and not praise the one who has given them to us.
By: Dakota Gragg — Student Ministry Associate