Warrior: The Life of Gideon, part 3


Do you sense that God is calling you to something bigger than yourself? Remember, the work that God wants you to do for Him will not always be smooth sailing. Warriors will be tested! This week we will continue to examine the life of Gideon in “Warrior” part three.

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Warriors are Tested
Test # 1: (It begins at home)

Now on the same night the LORD said to him, “Take your father’s bull and a second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal which belongs to your father, and cut down the Asherah that is beside it; and build an altar to the LORD your God on the top of this stronghold in an orderly manner, and take a second bull and offer a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah which you shall cut down.”
Judges 6:25-26 NASB

2 Actions:
1) (Remove the Idols)
Ask: (What do I serve and sacrifice for)?

2) (Raise an Altar)
Ask: (Is God first option or last resort)?

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the LORD had spoken to him; and because he was too afraid of his father’s household and the men of the city to do it by day, he did it by night.
Judges 6:27 NASB

Test # 2: (Opposition will arise beyond)

When the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was torn down, and the Asherah which was beside it was cut down, and the second bull was offered on the altar which had been built. They said to one another, “Who did this thing?” And when they searched about and inquired, they said, “Gideon the son of Joash did this thing.”

Then the men of the city said to Joash, “Bring out your son, that he may die, for he has torn down the altar of Baal, and indeed, he has cut down the Asherah which was beside it.”

But Joash said to all who stood against him, “Will you contend for Baal, or will you deliver him? Whoever will plead for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, because someone has torn down his altar.”

2 Responses:
1) (Embrace the challenge)
2) (Engage the calling)

Therefore on that day he named him Jerubbaal, that is to say, “Let Baal contend against him,” because he had torn down his altar.
Judges 6:28-32 NASB
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