Gideon the Judge of Israel
August 27, 2017
I. Gideon and Judges in review: Deuteronomy 18:15-19.
II. Why has Gideon become a brutal aggressor? Judges 8:4-21, John 5:27-29, Matthew 25:31-34, 41.
III. The creation of an ephod becomes a source of false worship. Judges 8:22-28.
Questions for reflection:
- What does it mean that Gideon is a second-Moses figure? How does Gideon point backward to Moses and forward to the Messiah?
- How does the judgement of Gideon point forward to the judgment of Jesus?
- Calvin describes our heart as an “idol factory”. What created things are you tempted to put in the place of God?