Thursday, October 14
For the Lord!
Judges 7:1-18 Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him rose early and encamped beside the spring of Harod. And the camp of Midian was north of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley...
think about it.
What reason does the Lord give for reducing Gideon's army (7:1-2)? What does the Lord not want to see in those who fight for Him (7:3-7)? How does God add to Gideon's courage before the battle (7:9-14)? What is Gideon's response? How has the Lord encouraged you in the challenges you face?
Gideon takes on the massive forces of the Midianites with only 300 men. "And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the people of the East lay along the valley like locusts in abundance, and their camels were without number, as the sand that is on the seashore with abundance" (vs. 12). Now this sounds impossible, but it was exactly by God's plan and design. When the dust settled, all would know that God was in control and that nothing is too difficult for Him. Gideon was victorious--yes--but the victory was from the Lord.
So what does Judges 7:1-18 show us about our accomplishments for the Lord? How can we use this passage to help us give the glory to God? Tami W.
P.S. By the way, did you notice the change in Gideon today?
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