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The 5th message in Tapestry's series on the book of Judges. Judges 8:22-35. Gideon started out strong but didn't finish strong.
The 4th message in Tapestry's series on the book of Judges. Judges 6:7-18. God called Gideon a "mighty warrior" long before He made Gideon one.
Sunday Sermon by Glenn Geeting - February 24, 2013 - http://MountainRock.org/Gideon-Finish-The-Work
Sunday Sermon by Eddie Mayes on February 17, 2013 - http://MountainRock.org/A-Jar-a-Torch-and-a-Trumpet
Gideon (the least in a family that is the least in the Tribes of Israel) is chosen by God to defeat the Midians as if they were one man.
Gideon doubted that he could do what God asked of him -- doubted that he was suffienctly equipped to accomplish the task God assigned him. And God answered by taking away most of Gideon's army and telling him to go ahead into battle, and rely on God to deliver the victory. In other words, God told Gideon to rely less on himself and more on God. This is the same message that God sends us today: We need to rely less on our own abilities and more on God's faithfulness.
Against impossible odds, Gideon leads 300 men against 135,000 in battle with no weapons of war -- except fearless faith in God. Here in this well known Biblical episode, we see how Gideon's journey illuminates our own fears against difficult odds and the hope that we can have that we're going to be "OK" in the Gospel.
Do you feel inadequate, unable to meet the challenges ahead? Hear the word of God to Gideon, "Go in the strength that you have."
If we trust in the Lord, He will display His power. But our attitude can prevent us from trusting God.