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Monday, July 3, 2023

Go in Strength not in Doubt

Judges 6: 13-15 

13 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.” 14 The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” 15 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”


Gideon was a reluctant warrior.  The Angel of the Lord visited him as he was beating out wheat in a wine press, hiding from the Midianites.  The Angel of the Lord called out to him, “The Lord is with you, you mighty warrior.”  If Gideon was such a mighty warrior, why was he hiding from the Midianites?  Apparently God saw something in Gideon that Gideon could not see.


And Gideon did become a mighty warrior.  With an army of only 300 men, he defeated the mighty Midianites and saved Israel. 


When we look at other people, what is it that we see?  Do we see their height or weight?  Do we see their hair color?  Do we see their race?  When God looks at us, God sees something very different.  God sees who and what we can become.  


The power of God can change us.  All we have to do is have faith.


May the love of Christ be with you

Rev. Eric Lanier, Retired


#God’s power. #Transformation. #Gideon

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