Bible pictures of Christ, 72Bible pictures of Christ · part 72 of 126Rev. Ivan Foster · YouthJudges 6:30-40 · Thu Sep 29, 2016
The 11th picture of Christ Gideon and his likeness to Christ. Read Judges 6:30-40. We can find glimpses of the person, work, purpose and victory our Saviour in the lives of many of those believers we encounter in the Bible. Gideon is just one such person. We are going to consider the climax of Gideon's life - his battle with the Midianites. I. From the first Gideon was hated for his stand. Judges 6:28-29. "And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built. And they said one to another, Who hath done this thing? And when they enquired and asked, they said, Gideon the son of Joash hath done this thing." So it was for the Lord Jesus. Luke 4:16, 29. Gideon was already marked by his opposition to idolatry, V 29. The Saviour's preaching hit their pride. We must never be ashamed or afraid to obey God's Word and stand up for what is right! All of God's faithful servants have been ill-treated by the world! "We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; and labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day," 1 Cors 4:10-13.
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