The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor. You are called to overtake the camp of Midian. Here is the requirement: you can only take 300 men and you will use horns in the middle of the night. Don’t worry though, I have it all in my control.
– The LORD
Sometimes when God directs he seems illogical and unrealistic. He gives commands that don’t quite add up according to the onlookers vantage point.
Gideon’s story presents a number of challenging requests by the LORD. Instead of allowing Gideon to take all of his men into battle, the LORD says, “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.'”
The LORD cuts the number of men from 22,000 to 300.
What a stark contrast.
But isn’t that how God works? He wants Israel to know that they are victorious because God IS VICTORIOUS. God did the impossible. He uses circumstances to lead his people to Him time and time again. There should be no place to give credit to self when all credit goes to God.
God needs to be at the frontline leading. Each day should be a proclamation, “For the LORD [first] and for Gideon [me] second.”
All for HIS Glory.
He is victorious!