- Sin – The people did evil, likely continued idolatry.
- Servitude – God gave them into the hands of the Midianites.
- Supplication – People cried out to God in prayer for a deliverer.
This time, God did not respond right away.
God called Gideon through the Angel of the LORD.
Gideon responds with:
the LORD’s response: I’m sending you, I will be with you, and I’ll prove it!
When God calls respond like Gideon in verses 19-26
Bring our worship and offerings – vs. 19-22
Remember God through communion and prayer– vs. 23-24
Get rid of our idols, anything we love more than God – vs 25-26
Main Point: As Christians we need to grow in trusting God, without questions, without excuses, and without bargains.