The Brave One is not the biggest,
They are just doing what needs to be done.
They are often thrust into a sea of the unfamiliar.
We wonder if they are aware that we are watching them.
Gideon was a Brave One.
We watch him through the pages of Scripture and we see both his fear and his courage.
He was hiding wheat in a winepress to keep it from the enemy.
And the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him,
“The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.”
And Gideon said to him,
“Please, sir, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us?
And where are all his wonderful deeds that our fathers recounted to us, saying,
‘Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt? ’
But now the Lord has forsaken us and given us into the hand of Midian.”
And the Lord turned to him and said,
“Go in this might of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian;
do not I send you?
Judges 6:12-14esv(emphasis mine)
Gideon tells the Lord that his tribe is the weakest and that he, himself, is the least of his tribe.
Have you ever felt that way?
Gideon obeys God....
he falters and doubts along the way,
but he obeys.
God gave Gideon the victory over the enemy and peace in the land.
Do not fear the the rushing waters.
God has planted you, O Christian, on the Rock.
The Bible says that,
"God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise,
and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong." 1Corinthians1:27nasb