Prepare for War

Judges 7:7
The LORD said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the others go home.”

It’s in the training that the battle is won. If your soldiers will not obey commands, you will have chaos and you will not win. If your soldiers don’t have a warrior’s heart, he will not fight like a warrior.

Gideon was given over 30,000 men to lead, but the Lord said he had too many men to win the battle. How often do you hear that you have too many soldiers to win?

God narrowed the number of soldiers down to 300. Many leaders would tell you that you can’t win with only 300 in your army, especially against an enemy whose camels were in number like the sand by the seashore. The real number of Gideon's army was much bigger if you include the reality that God was with them. With a fighting force of 302, including God and Gideon, the enemy was easily defeated.

Bold and obedient soldiers are prepared to win. Fearful soldiers are prepared to flee. Who do you want on your side? Thirty thousand men, of whom only 300 are prepared to win, or the few who were hand-picked by God?

In the middle of your battle, what do you want to do? Hide or win? Are you training for the job God has set before you? Be bold and obedient and know God is on your side. Read the full story of Gideon in the book of Judges. You might be surprised at how God shows up.

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