Gideon: The 5th Judge By: Casey Walters

Judges Cycle

Sin/Oppression: "The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and for seven years he gave them into the hands of the Midianites." (Judges 6:1)

Repentance: "Midian so impoverished the Israelites that they cried out to the Lord for help." (Judges 6:6)

Deliverer: "The angel of the Lord came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” (Judges 6:11-12)

Peace: "Thus Midian was subdued before the Israelites and did not raise its head again. During Gideon’s lifetime, the land had peace forty years." (Judges 8:28)

Gideon Analysis

Gideon obeyed God's Commandments (Judges 7:4-7)

He doubted at times, but still did what God asked him to do (Judges 6:13)

God was with Gideon while he was a Judge (Judges 6:12)

Gideon was Trusting (Judges 7:15)

Gideon thought he was the least in his family and tribe (Judges 6:15)

Gideon needed proof from god (Judges 6:17-18)

GIdeon was humble (Judges 8:22-23)

Gideon was Determined (Judges 8:5)

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