Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh.
The LORD said to Gideon, “You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands. In order that Israel may not boast against me that her own strength has saved her,
announce now to the people, ‘Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.’ ” So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained.
But the LORD said to Gideon, “There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will sift them for you there. If I say, ‘This one shall go with you,’ he shall go; but if I say, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ he shall not go.”
So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the LORD told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues like a dog from those who kneel down to drink.”
Three hundred men lapped with their hands to their mouths. All the rest got down on their knees to drink.
The LORD said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the other men go, each to his own place.”
So Gideon sent the rest of the Israelites to their tents but kept the three hundred, who took over the provisions and trumpets of the others. Now the camp of Midian lay below him in the valley.
주일 1부(20160207) 사사 기드온(삿 7:1-8)
1.또 불신앙에 빠진 이스라엘
(1)칠년간 미디안의 손에 붙이심(6:1)
(2)미디안, 아말렉, 동방 사람이 괴롭힘(6:3)
(3)식물, 우양을 약탈(6:4-5)
(1)애굽에서 인도하신 여호와(6:8)
(2)아무리 땅의 신들을 두려워말라(6:10)
(3)여호와의 사자를 보내심(6:11)
3.기드온을 부르신 하나님
(1)큰 용사여 여호와께서 너와 함께 하시도다(6:12)
(2)함께 하시는 증거가 무엇입니까?(6:13)
(3)이스라엘을 미디안의 손에서 구원하라(6:14)
(4)나는 므낫세 중에 약하고 작은 자(6:15)
(5)증거를 구하는 기드온
1)무교전병 사건(6:17-24)- 여호와 샬롬
2)바알, 아세라를 부순 여룹바알(6:28-35)
3)양털과 이슬 사건(6:36-40)
4.전능자 하나님- ‘이스라엘 수가 너무 많으니라’(7:2)
(1)미디안은 북편과 골짜기에 메뚜기 떼처럼(7:12)
♠이스라엘은 3만 2천(7:1-3)
(2)두려워 떠는 자는 돌려보내라- 1만명 남음(7:3)
(3)물가로 데려가 시험하라(7:16-17)- 300명 남음(7:5-8)
(4)횃불과 나팔을 준비하라(7:16-17)
[결론]- 하나님의 능력을 믿는 믿음을 회복해라.
(1)적군을 기드온에게 붙이셨느니라(7:9)
(2)미디안을 너희 손에 붙이셨느니라(7:15)
(3)여호와께서 너희를 다스리시리라(8:23)