If it Baal will “defend himself” then how much more our God? In Judges 6:31 Joash defends Gideon by saying that Baal, if he really is a god, will contend for himself: “Will you contend for Baal? Or will you save him? Whoever contends for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, because his altar has been broken down”.
This is a legitimate question: What do we communicate about the greatness of God (or Christ) when we come to his defense? I do not necessarily mean when we proclaim what God has communicated about Himself in the face of opposition or even defending the truth of what God has said against misrepresentation. What I mean is the feeling that we have to come to God’s defense and protect Him.
In what way should we defend God? And in what way might it detract from His greatness?