Judges 8:27 (The Trap)


We need to change the way we think about ourselves!

THE RIVER WALK

The Trap

Gideon made a sacred ephod from the gold and put it in Ophrah, his hometown. But soon all the Israelites prostituted themselves by worshiping it, and it became a trap for Gideon and his family. (Judges 8:27)

Read: Judges 8:18 – 9:21, Luke 23:44 – 24:12, Psalm 99:1-9, Proverbs 14:9-10

Relate: Two question pop quiz: 1) When did Gideon’s ministry begin? 2) When did Gideon’s ministry end? The answers: 1) When he destroyed an idol and made an altar. 2) When he destroyed a town and made an idol. When God first sends an angel to meet with Gideon, what does that angel say? “Mighty hero, the Lord is with you!” To this greeting, what does Gideon respond? “I am the weakest of the weakest.” Gideon had an insecurity problem. He didn’t see himself the same way God saw him.

The funny thing is, when you look at the evidence…

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