JUDGES 7

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Judges 7:1-7

VICTORY!

 

Gideon had been called by God to lead Israel against their enemy, the Midianites (Chapter 6).  In this chapter we see the victory come to Gideon through unusual means.  God indeed had to receive the glory for this remarkable triumph.

 

THE ARMY WAS REDUCED - Vss. 1-7

 

God did want Israel to be swelled with pride.  Therefore, God told Gideon to send those who were afraid home.  The army was reduced by 22,000 men. Vss. 1-3

 

The army was still too large, so God reduced the army down to 300 men. Vss. 4-7

 

THE LEADER WAS REINFORCED - Vss. 8-15

Gideon was sent by God to spy on the Midianites.

He heard men talking.  A dream was given and the interpretation, indicating that Gideon would be victorious.

 

THE ENEMY WAS ROUTED - Vss. 16-25

Following God's directions and working in God's strength, Gideon was victorious.

 

 

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Judges 7:15-25

A GOOD LEADER

 

HIS ENCOURAGEMENT – Vss. 9-15 – Comes from God

HIS EXAMPLE – Vss. 16-18 – He can say, “Do as I do!”

HIS ENTHUSIASM – Vss. 19-22 – He and his men enthusiastically carried out the plan.

HIS ENLISTMENT – Vss. 23-25 – He recruits others to help as needed.   

 

 

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