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

“I will deliver you with the 300 men who lapped. . .let all the others go home.”  v 7.

Maybe you saw the movie “300”.  (I am not recommending that you do)  300 Spartan soldiers hold off a massive Persian army for days and by their sacrifice, inspire all Greece to unite against a common enemy.  Thermopylae.

The Bible story is similar and better.  300 Jewish soldiers–chosen by God based on two criteria 1) not afraid–v 3,  2) not controlled by personal needs but by the mission (a secret test administered by God and evidenced by how they drank water)–defeat the Midianite invaders and declare an eternal principle.  Numbers don’t count.  Spirit does!

“You shall defeat Midian as one man”, God promised Gideon in Judges 6:16.  Actually it took 300, but the truth is the same.  If God is with you, you are ALREADY IN THE MAJORITY!  “If God be for us. . .” it doesn’t take thousands.  A few will do.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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