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The Power to Proclaim

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Introduction

So Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD is Peace. To this day it stands. . .

-Judges 6:24 (NIV)

In a very real sense, all of us are spending our lives building an altar to something.

Discussion

Biographies are fascinating. Entire lives encapsulated in comparatively few pages. How can one not be contemplative about one’s own life when reading about how people chose to spend their days? Some invest their brief life in eternal gold for Christ and Kingdom. Some squander it in wantonness and folly. Some get to live long lives, and some are cut down in their prime, if even that far a long.

Gideon’s altar is a lesson in metaphor for us all. All of us are passing our days building something. The parts will equal a whole, but what will it be? What will it signify to those who remain after we are gone? To what, or to whom are we dedicating our “altar”?

Conclusion

“Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and called it The LORD is Peace. To this day it stands. . .” Godly Sunday School teachers build an altar to the Lord of a lifetime of faithfully teaching children about Him. So do godly parents. Every Christian, in their own God-given way, leaves something behind to tell of God’s faithfulness.

Have you ever considered writing a book as your “altar”? A book is a tangible way you can leave your testimony about the LORD for others. Use the Contact form to reach us and let’s have a no-obligation conversation about it.

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