living in a time of a Covid-19 pandemic and a contentious election.
What are some truths to be reinforce from the life of Gideon? The
overriding theme is that choices have consequences and that man has
trouble seeing that God is the invisible hand behind nations.
(worship of idols) leads to oppression followed by a lot of
distress. It is a sequence that has often repeating over millenniums
of time. There is a saying 'Choose to sin choose to suffer'.
of Baal that the children of Israel were worshipping were supposed to
give them fertility and rain for good crops. However, they did
not receive the things that the gods of Baal were supposed to
give. After all Baal is just a creation of man.
for Gideon started with the realization that (1) I am
small. Although it took a little time he came to understand that
the (2) Lord was with him. Even thought he was afraid,
obedience resulted in the (3) the power of the presence of the
God also focuses his attention on Christians and the church.
we each need to examine ourselves, collectively and individually, for
what may be our idols.