Two reasons explain why Gideon was an outstanding leader and national hero. To begin with, God chose him. God looked around and decided that He would use Gideon. The second reason was that Gideon simply was willing to be used by God. It was not a case of Gideon being taller, smarter, or stronger than everyone else. Rather, it was that God chose him and that Gideon responded. Heroes are really just normal people who are willing to step out from the crowd and answer God’s call.

JUDGES 8:28 – 28 Thus was Midian subdued before the children of Israel, so that they lifted up their heads no more. And the country was in quietness forty years in the days of Gideon.

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