Gideon and His Son

“The people of Ephraim, and the people of Manasseh are the object of attack by Midianites, who are the first people known to use camels in battle.  With the mobility provided by the camels, the Midianites are able to force many of the Israelites to live in caves, away from their crops (which are being destroyed).  God raises up Gideon, an unlikely leader who only reluctantly takes command of the outnumbered forces.  Gideon’s initial battle with the Midianites is an exciting example of the power of God which is available whenever one is overwhelmed by an enemy.”

Read: Judges 6, 7 and 8:1-3

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.