In Judges 7 we have the amazing story of God fighting for His people against the Midianites. In this account we see God reducing the number of the Israelite army again and again. Why does He do this?
For His Glory alone.
When victory is accomplished, do we recognize God as the source? Can we trust God like Gideon did?
2 The Lord said to Gideon, “The people with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel boast over me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’
Midian’s army was 130,000 strong. Israel had 22,000. God reduced it to 10,000 men, and then again to merely 300 men.
Take that in. 300 men vs 130,000. The odds are staggering.
Look at this graphic to get a visual understanding of the sheer magnitude of this lopsided battle. (Click here to be able to zoom in.)
Now think about the challenges that you face today.
If God can provide victory for Gideon, why do we not trust Him with our struggles and challenges? Make your life about bringing glory to God, not yourself, and watch the armies fall.