Then Gideon said to God, “Look, I shall put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that You will save Israel by my hand, as you have said.”
Gideon was a brave and godly young man listed as one of the heroes of the Old Testament.
When God chose him for an enormous task, Gideon had the audacity to question Him.
God told Gideon what He wanted, and Gideon responded in verse 37 by “putting out the fleece” which is saying, “God, if you will(do a certain thing), then I will trust you.”
God was not offended. He did what Gideon asked and Gideon had the nerve to put out another fleece, and that’s the trouble with relying on a fleece, it becomes a substitute for faith.
In her journal Mother wrote, “Putting out the fleece is a poor decision-making method. Those who do this put limitations on God. Don’t let a “fleece” become a substitute for God’s wisdom that comes through Bible study and prayer.”
Dear Lord, Thank you for being patient with us, even when we question you. Help us to grow in faith so that we don’t need to put out a fleece. Amen