Judges 8:17-9:21 / Luke 23:44-24:12 / Psalm 99:1-9 / Proverbs 14:9-10

Standout verse:

Judges 8:24-35

The end of the story of Gideon

Sadly, at the end of a life marked by courage and faithfulness, Gideon strayed from the Lord.  He made an ephod out of the jewels and plunder from the conquest of Midian, and erected it in the city leading the people to fall into idolatry – so did Gideon and his family.

When God gives us rest and blessing, let’s not get too comfortable, lazy or lose the spiritual desperation that once drove us to our knees in passionate pursuit of the Lord.  We must continue each day to surrender our hearts, minds and lives to the Lord KEEPING HIM AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL.  If that priority falls out of order, everything else will follow.