The Sunday-School World Volume 25, No. 10
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...man." What comforting words these were! Gideon felt almost afraid to undertake the work which God wished him to do. He was not rich. His family was not great. But God had promised, "Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites." So we learn first that Gideon was remarkable for his faith. (Write it on the board.) He believed God would help him. Next we notice the obedience of Gideon. He did what God commanded, even when it seemed dangerous for one weak man to undertake the work of destroying the altar of the false god Baal and to set up in its place an altar to the only true God. Yet he had the courage (third trait) to do this. He believed God's word and obeyed it, so he was brave to do great and hard things, and God took care of him. What signs did God show him? (6: 19-21, 36-40.) Thirty-two thousand men came to fight against the Midianites. They were more than the Lord wanted, for he was going to save the people by his own power; so he told Gideon to let all who were afraid go back to their homes. Twentytwo thousand returned. The ten thousand remaining were still too many. Gideon brought them down to the river to take a drink. Three hundred carried the water in the hand to the mouth, and the others knelt down to drink. Then God chose the three hundred to fight the Midianites, and the others were sent to their homes. But in order that Gideon might be sure that God would give him the victory over the Midianites, he was told to go down to the camp of the enemy. This is what he heard there. (7: 9-14.) It was a strange way in which the army of the Midianites was taken. The trumpets and torches had been gathered from the Israelites sent home. Usually there was only one of each to each company of soldiers. Tell...
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