No. . . But

Today’s reading: Judges 8:22-35 After Gideon saves Israel, the men of Israel approach him and ask Gideon to rule over them. Gideon’s answer is the right one: “I will not rule over you, and my son will not rule over you; the LORD will rule over...

Good Sense

Today’s reading: Judges 8:1-3; Proverbs 15:1; Proverbs 19:11 In the middle of his pursuit of the last of the Midianite troops, Gideon is angrily confronted by the men of Ephraim because they are unhappy that Gideon didn’t call for their assistance at the...

Worship

Today’s reading: Judges 7:15-25 Before moving on in Gideon’s life story in Judges 8, we’re going to spend another day specifically considering worship. I read through chapter 7 a number of times, and each time two words from verse 15, “he...

God's Victory

Today’s reading: Judges 7:9-25 The routing of the massive and intimidating enemy army by Gideon and his tiny band of faithful men has to be one of the most impressive battles in the Bible. The size of the enemy’s army is staggering–“The...

Only 300

Today’s reading: Judges 7:1-25 Today we arrive at my favorite part of Gideon’s story. Gideon is finally ready to step up and fight when God lets him know that what He has planned is different than what Gideon has in mind. Instead of taking 32,000 men to...