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Jul 14, 2019

The New Sheriff in Town

The New Sheriff in Town

Passage: Judges 7

Speaker: Dr. Steven Laufer

Series: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Category: Sunday Sermons

Keywords: faith, trust, control, vulnerability

An outworking of Gideon’s lack of faith was his penchant for control. He had seen God deliver him from his family and respond to his requests for miraculous signs, but Gideon still wanted to retain a measure of control over his military campaign. And God gradually chipped away at that illusion of control until Gideon had no option but to fully trust God. Responsibility, hard work, and obedience are all important practices, but we must be cautious that we don’t allow self-sufficiency to replace our trust in God.