Question: What happens when you combine hatred and opportunity?
Answer: You see the evil that dwells in the hearts of men.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Genesis where we see EXACTLY what happens when hatred meets opportunity as we witness brothers selling their own into slavery… but we also see how God is able to redeem what man plans for evil in fulfilling His purposes.
Description: Gideon goes from doing things in the Lord’s strength to doing things in his own strength and in that decline we see the rise of sinful leadership and wicked idolatry. It’s a journey from godly legacy to idolatrous tyrant that leaves us checking our own hearts and thanking God for the final Judge sent for the deliverance of God’s people, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Description: Sometimes God sends a trial into our lives to loosen our grasp on something that we were holding on to tighter than Christ. In the case of the Israelites, they saw strength in their numbers as they prepared to battle the Midianites and Amalekites. In order to prevent them from glorifying themselves, God drastically shrinks their numbers until their victory is impossible and that’s exactly where God wants them.
Description: God raises up a reluctant Judge named Gideon who is hiding in a wine press. Gideon is not only fearful but His first task is to tear down the community alter to Baal that just happens to be in his own backyard.
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