Judges 7:2 “And the Lord said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me.”
The Lord whittled down Gideon’s army from over 30,000 to a mere 300. Their subsequent victory over the well-trained massive Midianite force left no room for an interpretation other than Godly intervention. The Lord wanted His people to properly attribute the source of victory to Him.
It is difficult to ignore the Lord’s mighty influence on America’s victory in the Revolutionary War from beginning to end that allowed victory over the well-trained massive British force. The uncharacteristic weather that protected the early colonist force positioned precariously on the Dorchester Heights shattered the image of British invulnerability. The thick fog that secured a retreat of Washington’s army kept the colonist forces intact after the Battle of New York. The early hard frost that prompted General Howe to halt his forces in Trenton for the winter gave the beleaguered colonist army a much-needed respite in a secure sanctuary. Finally, the unexpected squall that halted the British escape from Yorktown secured the colonists’ final victory.
Conventional wisdom regarding military matchups is turned upside down when the Lord intervenes. Indeed, earthly power is no match for God’s provision. PLEASE PRAY THAT WE WOULD HUMBLY RECOGNIZE THE LORD’S INTERVENTION AS THE DECISIVE FACTOR IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. The Lord makes up the majority in any situation. We are foolish if we vaunt ourselves against Him.