The Few Against The Many

Jun 9, 2016 1192

The Lord told Gideon, “With these 300 men I will rescue you and give you victory over the Midianites. Send all the others home.” (Judges 7:7).

After several years of harsh fall out between the Amorites and the Israelites, the Israelites became so desperate they cried out to Jehovah for help. In reply, the Lord visited Gideon and told him he had been appointed to save Israel from their enemies. When Gideon protested by saying that he was a nobody in Israel, the Lord countered by calling him a “mighty warrior” (Judges 6:15-24). The Lord would transform him from zero to hero.

The Lord whittled down Gideon’s army until he was left with just three hundred troops. With these three hundred men, he routed Midian and confused the enemy soldiers so much that they slaughtered each other as they fled (Judg. 7:22). And so Gideon set Israel free, not by his own power, but by the power of the Lord.

God takes ‘nobodies’ and makes them into ‘somebodies.’ His kingdom and his love are for anyone who accepts him. So what are we waiting for? Let’s become somebodies for God.

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