Yesterday, we read of one of the coolest moments in the the book of Judges. It’s when Gideon led God’s people into battle, but not just any battle. Instead of going in with a full platoon, the Lord sends only 300 people, which showed everyone in the nation that God is strong and sovereign, and that His ways are far higher than ours. Flip to chapter 8… Gideon’s good leadership continued.
The Ephraimites, being a bunch of whiners, were furious at Gideon for not letting them be a part of the huge victory. Sour grapes, right? But I think there’s more here. I don’t think they really wanted to fight, but after the fact, they probably wanted the notoriety and fame. “We could have been the heroes of the story!” Just a conjecture on part… what do you think?
Gideon diffused that situation, and continued to be courageous and valiant. Tomorrow, we’ll learn about some of his mistakes (that actually begin around verse 4), and hopefully steer clear of making those same mistakes in our own lives. Blessings on your Wednesday, Center Point!
By: Todd Thomas — Worship & College Pastor