Who Gideon is or is not disappears beneath the torrent of who God says he is, above and beyond every status, label and brand of person we could think of or relate to; Gideon is a valiant warrior because God calls him that.
He isn't afraid of your losses and your failures, he isn't in it for the win, for the land, for the promise, he is in it for you. He wants to be with you.
Should we readily apply Paul’s teaching to the most heinous sinful city to mature, God fearing Christians disciples today simply because they are “women” living today?
Sadly, it wasn’t until I became deeply involved in Baptist church that I understood the need for women’s studies.
In the midst of a patriarchal ruled people and a male dominated nation, Caleb raised his daughter to speak up to be an influencer.
The smoke and fire is not the end, it is the beginning. Not ruin but hope, not his absence but his presence.