It is hard to figure out God. We do not see the world as He sees it. We do not see people as He sees them. We think that we see the whole picture, when, in realty, our lives are but a speck of sand on a beach of time.
This is one reason Jesus was hated by the religious/political powers of His time. The Bible tells us that Jesus was followed by masses of people. Rarely, though, did Jesus spend time with those in power. Instead, he hobnobbed with fishermen, tax collectors, Roman soldiers, and women of ill-repute. He changed their lives. He frequently blessed the poor and the meek. He often scorned the rich and the powerful. He healed those without hope.
He still does. God never changes. And Jesus never fails.
Gideon was one such person. The Angel of the Lord told Gideon, “You shall save Israel from the hands of the Midianites.”
Gideon, is dumbfounded. He is not qualified to lead an army into war. “O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” He is an unlikely choice (Judges 6:14-15 NKJV).
Gideon is remembered by history as a mighty and cunning warrior. Read his story, though, and you will see that he is neither. What made him shrewd and powerful is that he obeyed God’s Word and instructions.
Feeling inadequate for the task God has given you? Fear Not, for God chooses the least among us so that His greatness may be easily seen.