PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Judges 7-8
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you.” (Judges 7:7)
God created us to partner with us in ruling creation.
Humans were made very good, to lead with, like and for God.
But sin causes us to defy God, to do things our own way in our own strength.
The book of Judges shows us how again and again God’s people mess up.
When God steps in to help, He could just save them by Himself.
Using 300 soldiers was a message; I will work with you in your weakness.
God still partners with us, and wants to save the world WITH us.
Gideon is a weak leader… weak faith, weak character, weak strength.
But God partners with his weakness, and his weak army, to save Israel.
Jesus comes as a weak messiah (in strength, not in faith and character).
He models the kind of meekness and humility God’s partners ought to have.
God uses this meek messiah and His small band of followers to save the world.
I am one of the ‘weak water lappers’ that God is partnering with.
Mess that I am, I stand with Messiah; together we will overcome!
Lord, if You can use Gideon, You can use me. Help me overcome my weakness in Your strength, with Your character, with Your faith!