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  • 2014 Mar 13

Just 300

today's reading.
Judges 7:1-25   Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him rose early and encamped beside the spring of Harod...

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Today we arrive at my favorite part of Gideon's story. Gideon is finally ready to fight when God lets him know that what He has planned is different than what Gideon has in mind. So instead of 32,000 men defeating 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." But Gideon doesn't question God or ask for a sign as before, he simply follows God's instructions, and all goes well. 

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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