So Gideon took ten of his servants and did as the LORD told him. But because he was afraid of his family and the men of the town, he did it at night.
Even a great man and charismatic leader like Gideon became fearful and took precautionary action. He carried out God’s will – but at night in the hope of doing so unobserved! A bit like Nicodemus who visited the Lord at night, also hoping his actions would go undetected (Jn.3:2). Both Gideon and Nicodemus ‘came good’ in the end, nailing their colours to the mast and boldly proclaiming their allegiance to the Lord. Does our nerve fail at times? It’s not always easy to ‘stand bravely for the Master’ is it? Let’s take courage and imitate the example of Gideon and Nicodemus. They’re worth copying!
Daily Reading: 1 Samuel 25:20-44