2 years 1 day ago #7387 by Goodness Kap

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Read: Judges 7:1-7

[1]Then Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, and all the people that were with him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Harod: so that the host of the Midianites were on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley.[2]And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me.[3]Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand.[4]And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for thee there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall not go with thee, the same shall not go.[5]So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink.[6]And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.[7]And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.

MEMORISE: And the LORD said to Gideon, "The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, 'My own hand has saved me'’’ (Judges 7:2).

There is no general formula for solution to life’s problems, just as mathematical problems have varying approaches to solving them. God, who put this in man to invent, is a dynamic God. He foresees the future at the tip of His fingers. He knows and searches man’s heart to know his intents. The Israelites’ army led by Gideon were to go in a battle with the Midianites. About 33,000 volunteers were enlisted. “That’s quite encouraging,” you would say.

Surprisingly, God instructed Gideon to announce early departures of those who wished to retreat, and 10,000 men pulled out for fear of the unknown. This shows that these were unready. They did not count the cost! They joined the multitude, without having the battles spirit! Even with 22,000, God was uncomfortable. God’s battles are already won. However, He has graciously chosen that men would represent Him in executing the victory provisionally settled. God needs men and women for the actualization of the end-time revival, yet He scrutinizes them to determine vessels suitable for the final team.

Even when His first choice team fumbles and fails, God possesses, in His arsenal, reliable and better substitutes. With just 300 unarmed men. God put thousands of Midianites in disarray and a very heavy defeat! Were they (the chosen 300) the ones who orchestrated the victory? No! God did. The 300 should be grateful that God used them in His programme. Imagine the divine specification for SELECTION!

Dear devout, will you willingly make yourself, material, wealth and others available to God at these end times? Remember, He needs many, yet He selects just a few, but be sure you are numbered among the few, Holy Spirit helping you.

1. Lord, count me worthy among the few chosen.
2. Lord, help me to represent (stand for) Your purpose and programme even when they don’t seem popular.
3. Pray that God should help our children to stop following the multitude to sin.


Remain Blessed!

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