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.