“My grace is sufficient”
And God did so that night. —Judges 6:40
Read Judges 6:33-40
After destroying the Baal grove in Ophrah, Gideon gathered an army according to the Lord’s command. It wasn’t Gideon who took the initiative here. Gideon was just the instrument used and guided by God’s Spirit, as we read in verse 34, “The Spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon.” One hundred and thirty five thousand Midianites waited in the fruitful plains of Jezreel, ready to plunder and to destroy. As the Israelites began to gather for battle, doubts troubled Gideon. He was not yet a hero of faith. Gideon asked for a sign from the Lord to strengthen his faith, and only when the sign had been recon-firmed did he firmly believe that the Lord was his God who had called him. Only then did he dare to fight against the Midianites. With his God, he was able to meet the enemy as confidently as if he had a huge army.
God’s power is usually revealed through human weakness. Are you weak? The Lord is mighty! Those who are weak in them-selves and are used by God are stronger than any enemy. As the Lord taught the Apostle Paul, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Cor.12:9).
What does this mean: “My grace is sufficient for thee”?