The Lord Delivers Israel from the Midianites
Questions for Study 7
Memory Verse: 7:1
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I. You Have To Many Men (7:1-8)
1. Where were the armies situated? (1) Why did Israel have to many men? (2) Why were some given a chance to leave? (3)
2. What did the Lord tell Gideon? (4) What unusual method did the Lord chose to separate the men? (5) What can we learn about the men that the Lord chose?
3. How many men remained? (6) Who did the Lord say would save Israel? (7-8) How does the Lord continually let us know that it is him who saves us alone?
II. Barley Bread Comes Tumbling Down (7:9-14)
4. Why did the Lord's mission to Gideon take faith? (9) Why would Gideon be afraid to attack? (10-11) How does this bring understanding on what happens in the life of believers? (2 Cor. 1:8-11; John 9:3-5)
5. Who had joined forces against Israel? (12) What did the Lord arrange for Gideon to hear? (13) Who did Israel's enemies come to believe was on Gibeon's side? (14)
III. At the Sound of Trumpets (7:15-25)
6. What was Gibeon's reaction to the revelation shown him about his enemies? (15) How did he prepare for battle? (16) What can we learn from him? (1 Thess. 5:8-11)
7. What unusual weapon was used before the battle began? (17-18) When did Israel began to make the noise? (19) How does this foreshadden the end of this age? (Rev. 8:2-6)
8. How did the troubled enemy react to the trumpets, smashing jars, torches and shouts? (20-21) What does this reveal about people who do not put their hope in the Lord? (Heb. 2:14-15) About those who put their hope in the Lord? (Rom. 8:15-17)
9. When the battle started who fought who? (22) What did those do who joined the three hundred? (22-23) Follow the retreating army on a map. How did the men who were sent home now participate in a way they would not have been able to?
10. What happened to the leaders of Israel's enemies? Considering how the Lord coordinated this battle do we have to be concerned when our enemies join forces against us? (Psalm 27:1-3; Luke 12:4-7)