Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 6)

A Scared Young ManWhat does Gideon do in response to the divine visitation?First, he asks the wrong question.He wants to know why this trouble had happened. As we’ve seen from verses 8-10, God had already told the people, through the unnamed prophet why they were being oppressed.God answers Gideon in verse 14,“The Lord turned to … Continue reading Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 6)

Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 4)

A Scared Young ManThe people of Israel were subjected to a foreign invasion. The Midianites and their allies, the Amalekites and Qedemites, would camp on Israel’s land and would raid their food supplies until there was nothing left for them to eat. Israel was in desperate circumstances and the people did what they always did … Continue reading Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 4)

Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 1)

IntroductionYou might be thinking to yourself, I’m not going to be leading a great army against anybody. Why should I look at Gideon? These biographies from the Hebrew Scriptures have a purpose for us as well.Paul wrote to the Corinthian church,“Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written as a warning … Continue reading Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 1)

Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 1)

IntroductionHow many of you enjoy reading biographies? One of my favorite biographies is called Grant and Sherman by Charles Flood. My reason for liking it is the subtitle: The Friendship That Won the Civil War. It details the interaction, both personal and professional between the two leading army commanders of the war. The book also … Continue reading Gideon: A Biographical Study (Part 1)