Day 23: El De-ot

Then Hannah prayed:

“My heart rejoices in the Lord!
    The Lord has made me strong.
Now I have an answer for my enemies;
    I rejoice because you rescued me.
No one is holy like the Lord!
    There is no one besides you;
    there is no Rock like our God.

“Stop acting so proud and haughty!
    Don’t speak with such arrogance!
For the Lord is [El De’ot];
    he will judge your actions.

1 Samuel 2:1-3

El De-ot: God of All Knowledge

If there is one career I have never, ever desired, it would be that of a judge. Perhaps the most difficult and miserable place I have ever found myself in life is in the middle between two feuding people. Discerning the full and complete truth from the overtly biased pieces and determining what should be done about it – uggghhhh. Let’s everybody just be nice and get along now, mmmk?

The fact is we were never made to judge between others; if we were, we would have been made to know everything. But there is already a Judge who does; why would we need a second?

This is very immediate for me; God is already God, and I do not need to be. He does not need a second. When situations need judging, it is His job, not mine. Reliance on His judgment, the judgment based on real, full knowledge, is my only recourse; I will defer to Him, to El De-ot, The God Who Knows. ❤

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