Sunday, February 08, 2009

A reflection on Gideon

I just got through with a class on the Old Testament book of Judges. It was a fun class, especially as we worked through what the Bible actually said rather than rely on idealized versions of it that we got in Sunday school.

(Gideon with his "army")

I thought I'd post a few reflections on some of the passages I studied. The first passage I'll look at is Judges 7:1-28, the story of Gideon's "fight" against the Midianites. I say "fight" because he doesn't really do any hand-to-hand combat until the enemy has already turned tail and run. It's funny how God picks the "heroes" of his plan of redemption.

I'll be back tomorrow with a few thoughts. I know you're all dying to hear them.

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