Judges 7:14 And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.
Gideon is consumed by his fear and doubts. He has asked God for two different signs via sheep’s wool or fleeces. Gideon is still scared. He is still not sure that he can trust that God will give them the victory. How can he know that he is hearing from God and not just imagining that God is speaking to him?
God has reduced Gideon’s army from 32,000 to 300. God speaks to Gideon and promises him the victory. Then the Lord says that if Gideon is still afraid that he can go with his servant down to spy on the enemy army.
Gideon accepts this opportunity to confirm that God is truly with him. They sneak down to the enemy camp. They hear one of the enemy soldiers telling his friend of a dream. In the dream, a large loaf of barley bread tumbled into their camp and destroyed a tent.
That brings us to this verse. The soldiers are sure that all this is God showing them that they are going to lose the battle. They see it as the sword of Gideon.
How often am I afraid to the point of inactivity? How often do I need truth reconfirmed many times? Am I willing to trust God and what He is doing? We have the written Word of God. Let’s read it and believe it.