TEXT: JUDGES 6:11-27
The name “Gideon” is a Hebrew name, meaning “great destroyer”.
Gideon was at first reluctant; but was a warrior that feared the Lord (vv.15-27). He honoured God by destroying the evil altar of his father and the community around (v.27). He obeyed God to use three hundred men to defeat the enemies of Israel (7:7-8). Gideon, timid and reluctant to lead as he was, honoured God and reluctantly obeyed to save his people from the Midians.
Jesus Christ, our Hero, was and is willing to save His people from sin. He came that we may have life in full (John 10:10). Jesus Christ laid His life willingly to save His own (John 15:13)
Meditate on verse 26-27. What is God teaching you in these verses?
Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, help me obey You moment by moment. Amen.