The Revolution Is Here: Tear Down Your Idols
As we attempt to discern the times we’re living in, the book of Judges in the Bible offers us a story about a man “whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies” (Heb. 11:34, NRSV). Gideon was called by God on the day he was trying to hide out in a winepress to thresh his wheat, to keep it from being stolen from the Midianites. Israel at this time was an oppressed people. They were disunited. Any of the food they grew was taken from them by the sword. Their worship of the Lord was melded together with a worship of neighboring idols, and their sense of self was confused and forgotten.