Gideon went to battle against the Midianites with 32,000 men. It seemed like a good idea. He had checked out his authority to do so with great tentativeness and a couple of fleece tests, and God had given him the go-ahead. But then God said no—not to the battle but to the strength of the army. He told Gideon he had too many men!
It seems sometimes that our great Warrior is a little deficient in His understanding of good military strategy. Isn’t there power in numbers? Why would God do such a thing, sending men away from the battle?
He did it because the glory was to be His, not Israel’s. He whittled the forces down to a mere 300. It had to be a clearly divine victory, not a human achievement. We often distort our...
This month, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we are offering this free devotion from Heaven on Earth - Walk Thru's newest devotional book.
Heaven on Earth contains a full year of daily devotional readings designed to enrich your life with God's wisdom, power, and love as you examine the nature of the King.
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This month, please pray for the following:
- Praise for the superb South Asia consultation held in Hyderabad, India January 19-23. Leaders from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal attended.
- Pray for Phil Tuttle, President of Walk Thru the Bible, who is heading to Nicaragua on February 14-17 to share our new series on Barnabas with about 200 pastors and their spouses at a conference in Managua. For many of them, this is the only outside encouragement and equipping they will receive this year.
- Pray for Beni Lup (our leader in Europe) and his team, as they launch God’s Grand Story in Romania and Moldova.
- Pray for our upcoming Instructor Training for the Walk Thru the Old Testament Live Event on March 4-8 at our Atlanta offices.
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