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God's Math And God's Glory

When God desires to accomplish something great He jealously guards His name. Often, when we're looking at available resources and strength in numbers, the Lord seeks to reduce us and humble us in order to accomplish His purposes in such as way that we are forced to conclude that it was all about Him!

"So Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and his army got up early and went as far as the spring of Harod. The armies of Midian were camped north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh. The LORD said to Gideon, "You have too many warriors with you. If I let all of you fight the Midianites, the Israelites will boast to me that they saved themselves by their own strength. Therefore, tell the people, 'Whoever is timid or afraid may leave and go home.'" Twenty-two thousand of them went home, leaving only ten thousand who were willing to fight."

But the LORD told Gideon, "There are still too many! Bring them down to the spring, and I will sort out who will go w…