Gideon’s life was filled with trouble. He and his countrymen were oppressed by another nation. Food and other natural resources were scarce.

What little the Israelites could cobble together was quickly taken from them by their enemies. The oppression was so severe that the Israelites hide away in caves and rocks. They could not even live in their own homes and cities any longer.

But God.

God raised up Gideon to be a mighty warrior. His heroic story is not only inspiring, but it also contains five Biblical truths that are still applicable to Christians today.