SUNDAY, MAY 6
Scripture: Judges 6:11-16
Judges 6:11-16 is about the calling of Gideon. The angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon and said, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor.” Gideon, in effect, said, ‘That is not me. I am not a mighty man of valor.’ Gideon goes on to explain who he really is. He says, “If the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles…” He tells the angel that he has not experienced anything like what is in the Bible. Where are the promises of the Bible? “Then the Lord turned to him and said, ‘Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites.’” Gideon’s complaint is, ‘You don’t know who I am. God, I know who I am but You don’t know who I am. How can I save Israel?’ “My clan is the weakest in Manassah, and I am the least in my father’s house.” Gideon does not know that God has a pattern here. He chooses people who are poor, who are the least and He does it for a purpose, in order that no flesh can glory in His sight. God chooses the weak things of the world in order that He might confound the strong things, to bring them down, and to do it through faith in the King. It is time we said yes to what God wants to do through us, regardless of how we view ourselves. The issue is not our status or condition. The issue is the Mighty God we are connected to and what that means for us. We and God are a majority anywhere we go!