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Let Me Prove

Judges 6:39, “And Gideon said unto God, Let not thine anger be hot against me, and I will speak but this once: let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew.”

In this verse, Gideon is asking God for a sign to tell him that he is supposed to lead Israel to defeat the Midianites. He has just asked for one, and God delivered, but he felt the need to ask for another one. In reality, he is making excuses. Earlier in the chapter, we see that God tells him that he is to lead them. Judges 6:14 says, “And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?”

How many times do we know exactly what God wants us to do, but we don’t do it. How many times have we asked God for a sign when we clearly know what we are supposed to do? Christian, stop making excuses. If you know what God wants you to do, then do it. It doesn’t matter how significant or insignificant it may seem. If God wants you to do it, it is not insignificant. What are you laying out your fleece for this morning? Gideon already knew what God wanted him to do. Put the fleece away and obey what God has told you to do.

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