Judges 8 – Reading Note

  • Gideon might not have been a very brave man, but he was no pushover either (to put it mildly). Some towns were mean to him, refusing to feed his hungry men and he told them that when he was on his way back after his victory, he would tear their skin with thorns. And he carried it out.
  • The people wanted Gideon to be their King, but he refused and told them that God would be their King. Still he made an ephod out of Gold for them and the people worshiped it. What was wrong with them, you ask? I have no idea.
  • Still God gave them peace until Gideon died.
  • After Gideon died, the Israelites went back to worshiping the Baals and did not treat Gideon’s descendants nicely.

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