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6. God Conquers Self-Reliance (Judges 6:33-8:32, Gideon)

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Sometimes it's easier to rely on the Lord when we've come to the end of our resources. And sometimes God brings us seasons of want so that we can learn to depend on Him. That's certainly what God did to Gideon and his army. To protect Gideon and his men from relying on their numbers in battle, God reduced the army to an absurd level. They were forced to trust the Lord, and compelled to render Him the credit when the dust had settled. But God also wants us to rely on Him when we enjoy seasons of plenty. Will you depend on the Lord in times of plenty and want?

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