Judges 6 - 8
You can read the rest of the story about Gideon yourself. It is intriguing, and a bit bittersweet in the end. But, let’s review.
A timid man is hiding in a hole in the ground. He is afraid of a enemy army that has invaded his home land. They are parasites. They want everything they own. They take what they want and they leave to return another day to do it again.
People were probably shaking their fist at God and asking, “Why aren’t you doing something about this?” They don’t understand that it’s their fault. Over in the corner of their villages and meadows sits these little stone idols to a god named Baal. The people think that they can worship both and have the best of both worlds.
God comes to visit our timid little man and inspire him to lead a army of 300 men against a enemy numbering over 100,000. It works, but why?
Gideon, our timid little man, believes in God even though he doesn’t believe in himself. But God solves that problem.
God tells Gideon to destroy the altar of Baal. This shakes the nation of Israel loose from their selfishness.
The Midianites are routed out of Israel and destroyed. Gideon becomes the leader of a nation and peace is restored.
Were are you in this story? Are you Gideon. Are you suffering because of your own idolatry? Are you in need of a miracle to defeat your enemies? It’s up to you what you do next. But Gideons story will help you discover the person God created you to be once you believe He has a plan for you.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, lead me to discover who I am in You today. AMEN
PS. I really didn’t think that this series would take that long. Believe it or not, I shortened it. But I enjoyed doing this. Maybe we will take some time in the future to do some other stories. Got one that you would like to review? Let me know. Maybe everyone else will be blessed for it.