Israel had once again disobeyed God,
And was under the rule of other men,
But God had plans to use someone
To free Israel from their hands.
Gideon was an ordinary man,
Much like you and me.
He saw himself as being quite weak,
The youngest in his family.
He was visited by an Angel of the Lord.
God said, “I’ll be with you.”
He saw Gideon as a warrior,
Someone willing to be used.
Gideon asked for a sign and gave an offering to the Lord.
With His staff, the Lord touched the food.
Fire came up, and the food was consumed.
This was truly God, and Gideon now knew!
“Don’t be afraid. What I want you to do
Is tear down that altar to Baal.”
Gideon obeyed while he was still afraid,
And Gideon’s trust pleased God so well.
TRUE OR FALSE?
The Angel of the Lord was just one of God’s many angels.
False! It was actually an appearing of the Lord Jesus, but this happened before Jesus came to Earth and was born with a human body.
Judges 6:22 And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the LORD, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord GOD! for because I have seen an angel of the LORD face to face.