“And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, The Lord is with you, you mighty man of fearless courage.” Judges 6:12
Joshua is gone now and the Lord raised up judges over the people. Not only did these individuals lead the Israelites, but they also fought for the people against their enemies. The verse today is about Gideon, one of the judges. We first meet Gideon as he is out in the field working with the wheat to hide it from the enemy. When the angel appears and speaks to him, he calls him a mighty man of fearless courage. Gideon’s reply is – Why has all this happened to us? Where is God? Why has he forsaken us? Where are all His wondrous works? The Lord said to him, You will save Israel.
Think about this and apply it to yourself. We are working the best we can in our daily life. We question God sometimes, asking why things happen and wondering where God is in all of it, just like Gideon did. But the angel called Gideon a mighty man of fearless courage. Are we any different? God tells us He will give us strength to be mighty (Ephesians 3:16). We have no reason to fear because He is with us (Isaiah 41:10). He gives us courage (1 Corinthians 16:13).
Gideon’s faith was strengthened and he served the Lord. May we be strengthened by his testimony of faith and show fearless courage.