Monday, May 27
Today's reading: Judges 7:9-25
The routing of the massive and intimidating enemy army by Gideon and his tiny band of faithful men has to be one of the most impressive battles in the Bible. The size of the enemy's army is staggering--"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). The weapons of choice for Gideon's group (trumpets, clay jars and torches) are almost laughable--at least, before we know the outcome of the battle. But when the dust settled, all would know that God was in control and that nothing was too difficult for Him. Gideon was victorious, yes, but the victory was from the Lord.
What does this battle passage show about God's ability to handle your most difficult situations (as well as your day-to-day struggles)? How did Judges 7 encourage you and strengthen your trust in and reliance upon God? Tami
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