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God Comes Near
March 13, 2022

God Comes Near

March 13, 2022

God Comes Near

Judges 6:1-40

An interesting question – The Condition of Israel (1-10)

  • Midian is
  • Israel is – 

“The Lord sent a prophet” (8) – 

The Preparation of Gideon (11-40)

Episode #1 – God , and Gideon . (11-24)

“Now the angel of the Lord came” (11)

God Comes – “The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.” (12)

Gideon Wavers – “… if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us?” (13)

God Comes – “Go in this might of yours and save Israel.” (14)

Gideon Wavers – “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel?” (15)

God Comes – “But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites.” (16)

Gideon Wavers – “… then show me a sign that it is you.” (17)

Episode #2 – God , and Gideon . (25-32)

“That night the Lord said to him” (25)

* Gideon, tear down your father’s altar of Baal –

“But because he was too afraid of his family …” (27b)

Episode #3 – God , and Gideon . (33-40)

The Valley of Jezreel – 

“But the Spirit of the Lord clothed Gideon” (34)

Two-Stage Test

First night – Fleece is , ground is .

Second night – Fleece is , ground is .

How should we think about this?

We must not think !

  • We need more than we need .
  • We need God more than we need .

The Good News –

 

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