Continuing on with the Life on the Edge series, we come upon a man named Gideon. Now, Gideon was from the weakest tribe in Manessah, and was the youngest member of his family (Judges 6:15). During this time, the judges time, the Israelites had started worshipping a false god by the name of Baal.
At this time, Gideon said that if you were the angel of the Lord, please wait here and I will offer a burnt offering, and the angel waited and Gideon returned and offered the burnt offering (Judges 6:18-21).
After this the Lord came to Gideon and said I want you to tear down the alter to Baal and build an alter to me, the one true God. So Gideon did as the Lord requested, but because he was afraid – he did it at night. In the morning, when the people woke up they searched for Gideon and wanted harm to come to him because he had done this. (Judges 6:25-30)
In the end, Gideon was not killed and God used him in a mighty way. What can we learn from this risktaker? Gideon learned sacrifice – he learned that to do the will of the Lord, it might mean that he loses face with others. Sometimes you just have to risk it all for God.
Life on the Edge Series
Life on the Edge: Risk or Not?
Life on the Edge: True Life
Life on the Edge: Noah
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