TOPIC: GOD’S ORDERED ARMY
TEXT: Judges 7:16-25
KEY VERSE: “And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.” – (Judges 7:22)
Strategy is very important for victory in a military warfare. A commander must be able to choose his tactics intelligently and tactfully if he must lead his men to victory.
Choosing and using a wrong strategy will not only bring defeat and casualties but also loss of confidence in the commander. In our text, it is obvious Gideon had a winning strategy which was given to him by the Lord. The previous revelation of the palpitations and panic in the enemy’s camp renewed his courage and confidence as he confronted the enemy headlong.
He had come to realize and believe that God was with him and was providing him with necessary strategies for the warfare. Truly God had played significant role so far in this warfare in helping him to choose the right men for the battle and was still guiding him on the tactics to use against the enemy. As he followed His guidance, his army simply watched as the enemy fell into panic, confusion and disordered retreat.
Victory is easy and sweet when God orders the army. The victory cannot be attributed to Gideon’s small army. God showed Israel that victory in warfare depends not on the strength or size of the army but on obedience and commitment to Him. The believer must learn to commit his battles to God. He must remove his confidence from human training, strength, experience or resources. God alone gives complete and satisfactory victory in life’s battles.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God’s ordered army is certain of victory.
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Thank you for your time in reading Today’s DCLM Daily Manna 18th September 2021 – God’s Ordered Army. God bless you!