The Mystery Behind Judah’s Success!
“Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul. I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.” Psalm 66:16-17
House of Judah has been thriving for centuries. Yet, its success is a mystery to scholars and religious leaders alike. What does the House of Judah believe? What secret methods does it use to grow and flourish? The tribe of Judah happens to be one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Judah was the fourth son of Jacob and his first wife, Leah. The tribe of Judah is only made up of two tribes (Judah and Benjamin).
They are represented with the symbol of a lion to show that they are powerful; some say because Jacob in his blessings to them, called them the lion whelps. That is why they represent themselves with a lion. That’s true, but not the only reason. The house of Judah took the lead in the family’s affairs and prevailed above their brethren (1 Chronicles 5:2; Genesis 44:14). God commissioned them to lead in the conquest of the promised land (Judges 1:1-3), and they were given the promise to rule forever in the land of Israel (2 Samuel 7:16).
Genesis 49:10 says, “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.”
They produced a lot of mighty who ruled both Judah and Israel, including Isaiah, Amos, Habakkuk, Joel, Zechariah, and so on. The mystery behind their success and why they were more powerful than the other tribes is that they have made praising God their nature. Not only because their name stands for praise, but they understood that to make God arise from his throne on behalf of someone is through praise. They do not praise God only when they are happy or when things are going well, as most Christians do, but they praise God amid troubles and afflictions.
Check the praise of king Jehoshaphat when he was confronted by three cities (2 Chronicles 20:1-18) and likewise king David when he fled from Absalom, his son (Psalm 3). What challenges are you going through? If you have prayed? Have you praised him? If you have not, begin to do that now. Psalm 145:1 says, “I will exalt you, my God and King; I will bless your name forever and ever.” Amen
1. Oh Lord, thank you for how faithful you have been to me, my family, and my loved ones.
2. Father, let the Holy Spirit that teaches one how to praise God amid trial and persecutions rest upon me in Christ’s name. Amen!