Tuesday, May 2, 2017

DAILY DEVO...bigger isn't always better

God knows our nature so well. He also knows how much and how little we need to be victorious in life.

As I was reading about Gideon today, it occurred to me that God was fully aware of what He could do but Gideon may not have been completely convinced. Sometimes bigger isn't always better. It may be better if you are shopping for vegetables but often times it is the small things that God uses. Gideon was about to learn this lesson.

God told Gideon that he would lead him to victory but Gideon appeared to be reluctant to take God at His word. In fact, Gideon took ALL of his men with him to defeat the Midianites, all 32,000 of them .

(Judges 7:2) "The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’

Gideon clearly thought more was better; the more men who stood with him, the stronger his army but the only One he needed leading his pack was God.

God told Gideon to send men home because he had too many. Instead of using 32,000 men, God led Gideon to victory using a mere 300 men!

The lesson for us today is realizing that with God, less is often times more! It is not about what we can accomplish in our own strength but what can God do thru us in His strength.


TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READING: Judges 7:1-25, Luke 18:18-43, Psalm 74:4-11

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