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God sent Gideon into battle with only 300 men, and they won without even using their swords!
In today’s lesson, we’re talking about another judge named Gideon. Remember, God would raise up judges to save the Israelites from other people. At this time, the Israelites had been under attack from the Midianites for seven years! So, God chose Gideon to defeat them. But, Gideon didn’t feel equipped to lead the Israelites. In fact, he questioned God for choosing him. Gideon was so sure God was making a mistake that he made God prove his power with a few tests. The first test was Gideon put a piece of wool on the ground overnight. If the wool was wet but the ground was dry in the morning, Gideon would believe God. God did it! But, Gideon still wasn’t convinced so he put God to another test. This time, the wool would be dry but the ground would be wet. God did it again! Finally Gideon believed God and led the Israelites into battle. But, God wanted to make sure that Gideon knew that it was because of God that they won the battle. So, Gideon went to battle with only 300 men and no weapons. They won with broken jars and horns! Here’s the point. If God is on your side, you can win any battle.