The Plan Unfolds

“And so Sisera fled by foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, for there was peace between Jabin, the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.”

(Judges 4:17)

And now, as we are following the account, the insertion in verse 12 begins to make sense. Here, it seems, whatever division that there was between Heber and his brothers that caused him to move away from his tribal region has landed him here, in a place where he has signed a pact with Jabin, the king of Hazor. And, in God’s providence, Sisera is aware of the peace between Heber and Jabin and seeks out sanctuary in the tent of Heber’s wife, Jael.

There are no “coincidences” with God and though we often do not understand his plan and timing, there is always a reason and purpose for it all. A friend of mine once referred to God as the ultimate Chess Grandmaster…one who plans his moves ahead of time (in eternity) and works them out in time and space as the game progresses, winning every match and challenge. Indeed, he does, but he does even more in that He even superintends the moves of his opponent.

How often we go through times when we feel lost and directionless in life. Yet even in the darkness and fog of our human perception, God has his plans, purposes, and direction. He will lead you not only in his ways of righteousness, but even in your resistance and failures, He even utilizes these things to bring about His glorious will. Take courage, God superintends even those things in your life that seem minor and meaningless at the time; your job is to do them to God’s glory.

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