THE MAN WHOM GOD USES
Jesse M. Hendley
Now friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me to
Judges, the 6th chapter, and we are studying today a
wonderful thing, and that is God's man Gideon and why God
used Gideon. Now in so doing we find out why God uses
anyone. We find out the CALL of God. We find out how God
leads out toward a man. We find out how a man responds to
God's call. So let's take for our study today "The Man Whom
God Uses"---the man whom God blesses and uses.
Now remember that Israel had done evil in the sight of the
Lord, and the Lord judged Israel by raising up the
Midianites against them to take them captive for seven
years. Then when they cried to the Lord in the midst of
their agony, God answered by sending a prophet unto them
and told them, "You are in your trouble because you
disobeyed God." He analyzed their trouble. He told them
what was wrong---AND the way back! Then, in answer to their
cry, God sent the angel of the Lord down to Gideon. There
he was, threshing wheat, a very humble man he was, and the
angel told him of the call of God.
The angel appeared to Him and said, "The Lord is with thee,
thou mighty man of valor." Now that is a wonderful thing.
Gideon wasn't a mighty man of valor. Gideon was a very
humble man. So the first thing we learn about the call and
blessing of God is HIS GRACE. The grace of God! Now God's
grace is undeserved. Gideon wasn't expecting to be a
deliverer. He didn't know that he was going to deliver
Israel. All of a sudden, here is Gideon, going about his
usual duties, and the angel of the Lord appears unto him
saying, "The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valor!"
Gideon said unto him, "O my lord, if the LORD be with us,
why then is all this befallen unto us? Where be all His
miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the
LORD bring us up from the land of Egypt? But now the Lord
hath forsaken us and delivered us int ...
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