THE BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE: A CASE SCENARIO OF GIDEON (Judges 8: 22-23)
Gideon was a military general, leader and prophet with stunning qualities, whose summoning and triumph over the Medianites are narrated in the book of Judges ( chapter 6 & 8). He was the son of Joash and lived in Ophrah.
As a commander of the Israelites, he won a crucial battle over the Medianite's army with only 300 men. How did he succeed? Because he listened to the voice of the Lord and obeyed the divine instructions before going to the war.
Today, most army generals around the world believes in their intelligence, weaponry and military might, while some trust in their strength. Ecclesiastes 9:11 " I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to swift nor yet battle to the strong..."
But that wasn't the case of Gideon, he enquired and the Lord spoke to him. Meaning that he was such a humble prophet. Why wouldn't he succeeded?
Interestingly, because of his heroic feat, the Israelites said to him "Rule over us- you, your son and your grandson because you have saved us from the hand of Midian." But Gideon told them, "I will not rule over you, nor will my son rule over you. The Lord will rule over you."
Comparatively, how many of our contemporary leaders can exhibits such a rare pattern of humility, with the fear of God? Think!
"Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your words." Brian Tracy.
In conclusion, don't forget that the position you're currently occupying is not a family affair. It was predestined, don't disappoint God.
If you impacts on lives, posterity will forever be kind to you, and yours.
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