Did you know that Gideon’s famous fleeces came from doubt, not faith? Do you know the three brave female heroines who played a role in saving baby Moses from death? Did you know that Daniel was willing to go to the lions’ den for a personal conviction that wasn’t even a biblical mandate?
- We talk about using a fleece to figure out God’s will. Gideon wasn’t seeking direction with his fleece. The angel of the Lord had already told Gideon he would be victorious in battle. Gideon used the fleece to assure himself that he could trust God. Did God have the power to keep His promise? Could Gideon trust God?
God graciously answered Gideon’s request, not once, but twice. This gave Gideon the boost he needed to take the next step.
Like Gideon, sometimes we know what we’re supposed to do. We just need assurance. Our High Priest stands ready to supply the grace we need. We only need to ask (Heb. 4:15-16).
- What three gals did Moses owe his life to? First his mother’s faith gave her the courage to disobey the king’s command. She hid infant Moses instead of discarding him to die. When she could hide him no longer, she made a small ark and placed him in the Nile River.
His sister Miriam, only a child herself, stood by to watch over him. When the third female player, Pharaoh’s daughter, discovered baby Moses, Miriam’s quick response provided a way to save Moses and give the princess time to prepare a plan for introducing him to her family.
For the first two heroines, family members, it made sense to risk the king’s wrath to save a family member. But what about the king’s own daughter? Compassion moved this royal princess to defy her own father’s decree.
- Daniel habitually prayed three times a day before an open window. When some evil men plotted to get rid of Daniel, they convinced the king to make prayer to anyone but the king illegal for thirty days.
Daniel could have prayed silently under his bed covers. Instead he continued his habit and lived by the personal convictions that had helped him survive life in Babylon. Knowing his habit, his enemies caught him praying.
Ironically, the habit his enemies used against him, sustained Daniel. God answered Daniel’s prayer and sent an angel to close the mouths of the lions. What happened to his enemies? Daniel chapter six holds the answer.
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And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 NLT)