As we study through the Bible we can see the level at which Israel fails God continue to grow. They fall at least seven times in the narrative of the book of Judges. Gideon was the fifth judge highlighted in these evil times. His call was unexpected, although, even he himself did not anticipate that God had placed the future of Israel’s success on him. But even though he was an amazing judge, others did not expect him to win or do anything
of value for Israel. In today’s Scripture we see what happened, and this is tragic, since many men perished because they did not believe or understand how God worked in, and through, His called ones. Gideon was on pursuit to take down the Midianites and their leaders, but the leaders of Ephraim sharply criticized him. Gideon returned the challenge and they backed off. Then the men of Succoth, which Gideon and his men ask for water and something to eat was denied. The way the tribes were isolating and not helping each other is evidence of how far they were from God.
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