Judges Lesson 14

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“Gideons Victory” Pastor Reggie Webb-Judges Chapter 7:8

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11 thoughts on “Judges Lesson 14”

  1. 🐫🐫🐫🐫 Camels so large in number… *looking like Grasshoppers? Did Pastor Reggie say that? I can see why Gideon was fearful (I caught the little 🐝 sting of ‘if’) off and on even with the proof of a Victory!
    These war weapons are kinda strange, don’t you think?

    *“Now the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the sons of the east were lying [camped] in the valley, as countless as *locusts; and their camels were without number, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.”
    ‭‭JUDGES‬ ‭7:12‬ ‭AMP‬‬

  2. The point by point descriptions in this lesson by Pastor Reggie contrasting Gideon’s small army to the vastness of the Midianites and their army provided a clear understanding to me of how God was the Victor; from the explanation of the dream (which I understood Pastor Reggie to say resolved the problem of fearfulness for Gideon) to the explanation that noise was the main weapon for Gideon’s army.

  3. The noise was the main weapon of battle. The Midianites panicked.
    1. They ran.
    2. They cried out loudly.
    3. They fled.
    Noting the above coupled with the huge number of camels running or stampeding, and the Midianites turning on each other, there was a whole lot of noise going on in the camp.

  4. It’s Friday! Long week, ‘mind following,’ Gideon around in his unbelief. I’v had a few ‘pause stops’ to give Gideon a little compassion. 😇

    I’v had a few conversations with study/prayer partners phone conversations about this lesson. This morn we thought about how often a“noise weapon” has been used in our direction and we have been distracted from prayer, study and communicating God’s Word with one another. Have we followed TV, computer, friends in noise or “See to it, … that none of you has a wicked heart of unbelief that turns away from the living God. But exhort one another daily, as long as it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly to the end the assurance we had at first.…” Hebrews 3:12-14.

      1. Tammy, here are a few briefs that gives great credence to your inquiry, “Little is much when God is in it.”
        “Better is a little with the [reverent, worshipful] fear of the LORD Than great treasure and trouble with it. Better is a dinner of vegetables and herbs where love is present than a fattened ox served with hatred.” ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭15:16-17‬ ‭AMP‬‬

        A LITTLE BREAD IS MUCH WHEN GOD IS IN IT (John 6:1-13). The Lord used little to feed the multitudes – five loaves and two fishes (John 6:9-10) – with 12 baskets more to spare!

        2. A LITTLE ARMY IS MUCH WHEN GOD IS IN IT (Judg. 7:1-7). Gideon’s army
        3. A LITTLE WEAPON IS MUCH WHEN GOD IS IN IT. Israel had the best secret weapon of all – their faith in God! (Psa. 20:7; Isa. 31:1). MOSES’ ROD (Exo. 4:1-5, 17, 20); DAVID’S SLING (I Sam. 17:40, 49); SHAMGAR’S OX GOAD (Judg 3:31); SAMSON’S JAWBONE OF AN ASS (Judg. 15:14-16).
        My thoughts on little we have….
        So often these truth ring in our hearts when we give another a small gift in comparison to their worth or need. Yet, if it comes from the heart, ie sharing the gift God has planted within us, it is much.

        A meal, a pie, a dollar when 100 is needed, a ride, a smile, a gratitude…Aweee, yes each of us have little to give in comparison to God’s blessing on the little we do or give. As our number 3 above is our directive, our faith in God is the rain on the little.

        P Reggie gives us a weekly lesson from Judges. We chant so often Isaiah 55:11 “…so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

        What do we as the receiver of these lessons do with them? Does each hearer get a drinking water test to see if we are fit for the work of evangelism? Faithful beautiful Lilies, we are not hearers only but doers. James 1:22

  5. Sara, there was a lot to think on as I read through your “Little is much when God is in it.” scriptures above.
    One thing that stood out to me reading John 6:1-13 was that the little boy’s 5 loaves were barley loaves. Pastor Reggie made it a point to tell us that the loaf that tumbled down into the Midianite camp and knocked the tent flat in the dream that Gideon overheard was a barley loaf. And that barley bread was a bread of the poor, poverty stricken Israelites.

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