Judges 6:15,16 “‘But Lord,’ Gideon replied, ‘how can I rescue Israel? My clan is the weakest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least in my entire family!’ The Lord said to him, ‘I will be with you. And you will destroy the Midianites as if you were fighting against one man.'”
The Lord chose Gideon to save the Israelites from the hands of the people who had been bullying, torturing, and stealing from them for the past 7 years. The Midianites were so numerous, they were described as “hordes as thick as locusts” (locust hordes when flying are numerous enough to block out the sun and make day appear to be night)! Yet God chose Gideon, a man who was the weakest man from the weakest clan to lead Israel to fight not just the Midianites, but also several other nations that formed an alliance against Israel!
Gideon led a tiny group of 300 men against a multitude! And just as God had said, they won over the enemy as if they fought one man!
What can we learn here? 1)When God gives you a promise, you can be sure He will do exactly as He said. So listen carefully! 2) When God is with you, it doesn’t matter who goes against you! Stay connected. 3) It doesn’t matter what limitations you have, when you are on God’s side, that is more than enough! Get your eyes focused on Him and His abilities.
“Abba, You are all I need to be victorious over any challenge I face. Open my eyes that I may see You the way You truly are – glorious and almighty! There is no one greater than You! By Your grace and power, I can overcome just like Gideon, who looked to You and not on himself. In the Most Powerful Name of Jesus the Christ I pray, amen!”