While they were battering the wall to bring it down, a wise woman called from the city, “Listen! Listen! Tell Joab to come here so I can speak to him.”2 Samuel 20:15-16
Joab and his men were in pursuit of Sheba, the “wicked man” who had rebelled against David. Sheba hid in the city, and Joab began battering the walls in order to get him out. A wise woman who desired to end the destruction and save her people called out from the city and asked to speak with Joab. He agreed to talk to her, so she informed him that the people within the very town he was attempting to destroy had faith, and surely he did not desire to destroy the LORD’s people! The bold woman agreed to hand Sheba’s head over to Joab in order to save the city, and that is exactly what they did.
The woman’s courageous faith equipped her with the bravery required to stand on the front lines, to speak to Joab, to convince the city of Joab’s desire, and to ignore any possible naysayers. Often we believe our voice won’t make a difference, yet there are many Biblical accounts of how one person’s faith, spoken out loud, changed lives! Lord, grant us the confidence required to speak up when the situation requires it.
When your circumstances threaten to “batter” you until you collapse under the sheer stress and uncertainty of it all, use your voice and call out to the Lord for His help. Use your voice and pray with bold courage. Use your voice and speak confidently of the promises afforded you by being in
God does amazing things through our faith. Lord, increase our faith and fan it into a flame of boldness for your purposes. Grant us the courage to speak up like the example of this wise woman, even if we are afraid and even if there appears to be no hope. What bold women of faith know
In His grace,
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