Then Gideon said to God, “Do not be angry with me, but let me speak just once more: Let me test, I pray, just once more with the fleece; let it now be dry only on the fleece, but on all the ground let there be dew.” And God did so that night. It was dry on the fleece only, but there was dew on all the ground. Judges 6:39-40
The Book of Judges is repetitive for the most part. The people sin, God sends an oppressor, the people repent, and God sends a deliverer.
Of all the deliverer’s, a few catch your attention and are memorable. Gideon is one such judge.
I remember, as a young boy in Sunday school, hearing about Gideon and the fleece.
God told Gideon He would use him to deliver Israel.
Unsure of this decision or perhaps unsure he really heard from God, he tested his decision twice.
I fully understand his indecision. I remember in my younger days feeling led by the Holy Spirit to do something. I wanted assurance that I really heard from the Spirit.
I “put out the fleece” before God.
I’m not the only one either.
As a young man at a youth meeting, I led the singing one night. I choose Heaven’s Jubilee as one of the songs.
After the service, an elderly lady approached me and said, “I had prayed to the Lord that if He wanted me to do [something], then please, Lord, let them sing Heaven’s Jubilee at the youth meeting.”
I don’t always recommend doing this. It is good to know exactly what God wants you to do but God also says to walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Cor 5:7