Yes, You Can

today's reading.
Judges 6:1-24   The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD gave them into the hand of Midian seven years...

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Israel was brought very low because of Midian because the Midianites pillaged and stripped the land and its resources season after season (Judges 6:5-6). This is the scenario when the angel of the Lord appears to Gideon and calls him--actually commands him--to rise up and be Israel's next judge. Well Gideon's response is less than impressive. Here are a few of the words that came to my mind describing Gideon in this introductory passage: afraid, not confident, uncertain, hesitant, doubtful. Even so, God selected him for a huge task. Hmmm....

So what did Judges 6:1-24 show you about your capability, as well as your possibility, to serve the Lord? What did you learn about God from this passage? Tami W.

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