Friday, May 24
Today's reading: Judges 7:1-25
Today we arrive at my favorite part of Gideon's story. Gideon is finally ready to step up and fight when God lets him know that what He has planned is different than what Gideon has in mind. Instead of taking 32,000 men to defeat the Midianites, God tells Gideon to reduce his army to a mere 300 men. Think about that! 300 men going up against an army who we're told were in the valley "like locusts in abundance, and their camels were without number, as the sand that is on the seashore in abundance" (vs. 12). Really God? But Gideon doesn't question God, and he's done asking for signs (a fleece) as before. Instead, he simply follows God's instructions, and God takes care of rest.
What did you notice about Gideon's trust and faith in God from this passage? What do God's words reveal about what He desires from us? Tami
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