23rd March: Judges 6:11 – 7:14 – We are weak but He is strong.

Judges 

6:11-7:14

‘We are weak but He is strong’ (Church Hymnary, 418). In himself, Gideon was weak (15). In the Lord, he was ‘a mighty warrior’. Gideon was full of questions. God said to him, ‘Go…I will be with you’ (6:12-16). Our true strength does not come from ourselves. It comes from the Lord – ‘Our help is in the Name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth’ (Psalm 124:8). Gideon’s true strength came from ‘the Spirit of the Lord’ (34). We must always remember Jesus’ words, ‘Without Me you can do nothing’ (John 15:5). Consider Gideon’s weakness. Consider your own weakness. Rejoice in God’s power. Never say, ‘My own hand delivered me’. Our testimony must always be this: ‘…God has given…'(7:2,14). ‘It is the gift of God…lest any man should boast’ (Ephesians 2:8-9).

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