Re:Verse reading–Judges 7:2-8, 15-22 (day three) 

“Get up! The Lord has given the Midianite camp into your hands.”  Gideon’s ringing confidence came only after intense doubts and a profound mistrust of his own perception.  From the first stirring of God’s call to the moment he sounded the battle cry, Gideon had wrestled with uncertainty, confusion, skepticism, hesitation–every frame of mind that we normally associate with a person who walks away from potential greatness.  But such an association might in fact be faulty.  Uncertainty is not unbelief; confusion is not contempt; skepticism is not scorn; hesitation is not heresy.  Would that we all were so self-aware as to know that we are finite.  Gideon did not say to God, “You owe me more evidence.”  He said to God, “I’m not yet as strong as you can make me.”

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

0 thoughts on “Finite”

  1. I’m not yet as strong as you can make me.

    this is my battle cry. For I know the Lord has Great Plans for me.

    Thank you Brian.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *