Written by cycleguy on July 12th, 2019

At different times in history, people have risen to the occasion. Jesus ascended and 12 men rose to become leaders in the fledgling new church. The church is ruled by the papacy and several men, the most prominent being Martin Luther, rose up to challenge works-oriented salvation and the corruption which was so rampant. In the 1880’s a man by the name of Abraham Lincoln steered our nation during the ugly Civil War and birthing of the Emancipation Proclamation.  Martin Luther King, Jr rose up to challenge the lack of equality of races. The history of our country is filled with heroes who were there for “such a time as this” and I’m sure you could come up with your own favorite person and story.

The phrase “for such a time as this” comes from the book of Esther when Mordecai challenged Esther to go before the king and intervene on behalf of the Jewish people that Haman wanted to eradicate. I think that phrase fits the bill when talking about a woman named Deborah mentioned in Judges 4-5. She became the reluctant leader when Barak refused to take command without Deborah’s backing. It was time to cast off the mantle of Jabin and Sisera that had been choking the Israelite nation.

My sermon Sunday will be looking at this whole scenario and how Deborah, like Esther, became the answer to “for such a time as this. ” Your prayers would be appreciated.

A side note: “Leadership is the ability to get men to do what they don’t want to do and to like it.” Harry Truman.


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Prayers for you, Bill! Oh, and I love that quote from Harry Truman. 🙂

  2. That phrase gives me cold chills because of something I had to go through that was hard and hard to forgive. God’s timing was perfect because a year before I had to deal with this I would not have be able to. I see the hand of God in so many instances of my life. Just this past month we were with my daughter and family. God use us to help them which is the greatest joy of all joys for us. Love the post Bill.

    • cycleguy says:

      That is one of those phrases that have that sort of affect. I love that you can see God’s work in your life and how His timing was always on the money. Thanks Betty.

  3. Linda Stoll says:

    I’m thinking that you might be preaching right about now, Bill. I’m praying for you.

    ‘for such a time as this …’

  4. floyd says:

    Praying for you. History proves that God uses whom He chooses and for His good and exact purpose.