Gideon: “And he said to him, “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” (Judges 6:15)
Gideon’s story takes place at time when Israel’s disobediences arose and they were given over to their godless enemies, the Midianites and the Amalekites. If that wasn’t enough, in the midst of the oppression, Gideon identified himself as the least of his father’s household, which was in turn the least of of his clan in the tribe of Manasseh, which he personal was the least of the least. Gideon had an inadequate view of himself.
And out of his perceptions He questions the Lord, he works at night for fear of Baal worshippers, he needs more conformation through the fleece exhibition etc…
God: “The LORD is with you, O mighty man of valor.” (Judges 6:12)
God’s presence and grace empowered Gideon to see beyond his circumstances; God saw the man he would become. God put the value on his life, than worked out for His glory and for Gideon’s good. Gideon is transformed and boldly approaches his calling. Gideon grew in faith as he developed his trust in God through specific situations.
Life, people, past, the world, Satan, Christians will try to classify you. Furthermore, like Gideon, we began to identify ourselves with are own measure stick. But it is God’s value on our life that brands us significant. It is having faith in the perfect work on the cross that places under the authority and the classification of God.
“So that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.” (Ephesians 1:12,13)
Let’s live in the reality of God’s perspective. Be Blessed!—Chaplain Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves there as a full time Chaplain. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 19-21; 2 Peter 3
Think About This: The root cause of anxiety is a failure to trust all that God has promised to be for us in Jesus. —John Piper
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. Psalm 31:20