As we come to the conclusion of our devotional series in the study of Gideon, we see that one of Israel’s most famed heroes doesn’t finish strong as a leader.
Downsizing is something that God has used throughout history as a peculiar means of positioning His people for something really big.
Gideon puts God to the test in order to guarantee an improbable victory. Was it commendable, or was it the desperate act of a weak and insecure faith?
Have you ever felt like God required something of you that you were not capable of delivering? I think Gideon did.
God’s response to religious syncretism is much more direct and candid than my wife’s response to culinary syncretism.
I once heard a child psychologist say that for every negative statement a child hears about oneself, they need seven positives to reinforce their self-esteem.
Gideon’s story in the sixth chapter of the book of Judges begins in a time of crisis and desperation. The Israelites had drifted far from God's decrees.