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Judges 6:1-40

This generation is blessed in so many ways. We are blessed because we have a record of those that have gone before us as what to do and not do. We can read and experience vicariously what other saints of God have experienced, be they failures or triumphs. So, with Gideon we get to look at a man swimming in a sea of doubts, angst, and uncertainty. God does not wipe him out but continues to work with Him and to answer his wavering questions of faith.

What I see in the big picture is this; our rebellion against the voice of God causes us to not recognize His voice in the midst of our despair. We question God, “Is it You?” We fail to trust, because we are surrounded by untrustworthy people. We first see Gideon, threshing wheat in the bottom of a winepress, an arduous job. Fear of the Midianites, and all the other enemies, had Gideon doing a job that should have been done out in the open so the wind could catch the grains of wheat as it’s thrown in the air, separating the chaff from the wheat, in a confined space with no wind. Hard work was made even harder because of a nation’s sin.

As I tried to visualize this scene and all the extra work it took, I was reminded of the words of Jesus,

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30 KJVR)

When we go our own way, we take on the tremendous burden sin directly and indirectly brings upon us. When Godeon is called, God gives him a new perspective of who and what He is, “A Mighty hero …” When he is called God sends Him out in his own strength because “The Lord” will be with him and that is all Gideon needs. O, that I would learn this lesson. There is nothing in my own strength that can get any godly assignment done, it is only because “God is with me,’ that the purposes of God will be accomplished upon the earth.

Grace and peace,
Ramona

In Judges today, Gideon met an angel of the LORD. But the 'angel' accepted Gideon's worship and burnt his offering. Would this incident another example in the OT that Jesus preincarnated?

57And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.

57And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. How HORRIBLE to deny Jesus!!!

Judges 6: God never abandones His people even though they have sinned against Him. He sent His angels & messengers from among us. not a king but a simple man such as Gideon. Gideon tested God though to show signs that God is really calling Him to save the Israelites. How many times do we test God to make sure that He is calling us to follow His will in our lives? Many. This story continues to Jesus time and to the present.

Luke 22: In the New Testament time, God sent Jesus who walked with men, among the common people. Still men did not believe that He is the Messiah. Pushed come to shove, Peter betrayed his association with Jesus. I suppose in may ways, I do that too today when I conform with the world.

The Bible tells us that only when we walk with God, we will not be lost. It is easy said than done though. So help us God.

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thanks

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