Judges 7 is one of those great Bible stories I remember from my childhood. Gideon and the army of Israel defeat the Midianites with just a skeleton crew. God was teaching them a valuable lesson: He is able to do the impossible. He was also reminding them where they need to put their trust.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7
Remember from our story today the Israelite army is going to battle against the mighty Midianite army. They were drastically outnumbered to start with. Then God said, “You have too many warriors with you.” Too many? Are you kidding? “Tell whoever is afraid to go back.” 22,000 left leaving them with only 10,000. God said there are still too many; give them the drinking test and only take those who drink with their hands; 300. 300? How can we face this mighty army with only 300?
Where do you put your trust when you face difficult situations? For many of us, we would need to reword Psalm 20;7… Some trust in their bank account… Some trust in their retirement… Some trust in their friends… But we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
God is worthy of our trust. He can do it. Our God can!
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
Even though the odds seemed impossible, Gideon believed God and trusted Him.
When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he bowed before the LORD. Then he returned to the Israelite camp and shouted, “Get up! For the LORD has given you victory over the Midianite hordes!”
Where do you put your trust? This is so important in our lives. We must remember that God is able!
- What are some areas you’ve been looking to other places to put your trust?
- How will you trust God today?
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor