Judges 7:19-25 – Gideon Defeats Midian

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Jdg 7:20

  1. The vast majority of the Midianite camp was asleep but was suddenly awakened by a scream and chaos that led to confusion.
  2. Since Gideon found out that the Midianites were already afraid of Gideon’s sword (Judges 7:14), Israel uses this to further intimidate the Midianites.

Jdg 7:22

  1. Just as during the Exodus, when God delivered Israel from Egypt, the Lord Himself fought for His people. Gideon only had to watch as the Midianites were defeated.
    1. “The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:14)

Jdg 7:24

  1. When God proved to Gideon and to Israel that it was He and not Gideon who defeated the Midianites, then more Israelis were allowed to join the battle.
  2. In the same way, today God may use a select few to perform miraculous feats, but once the work is begun and everyone gives glory to God, many more people are called into God’s work. The result of this is that God gets the glory while many people get the opportunity to serve God.
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