Readings: Judges 7–8:22 Judges 7:1–23 tells us of the crucial conflict between Midian and Israel within the story of Gideon. In the passages preceding Judges 7, God called Gideon to deliver Israel from the Midianites. Gideon performed a few acts of holy vandalism (destroying his father’s idols) and summoned the people of Asher, Naphtali, and […]

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