Judges 7:2 says, “And the LORD said to Gideon, "The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, 'My own hand has saved me.'”
After living in defeat for so long, Israel had a desire to feel good about themselves. They should have instead chose to praise the LORD and find their identity in Him. When we understand God’s love and value of us, we won’t have an “esteem problem.”
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan