Having defeated the major part of the enemy invaders, Gideon is trice faced with opposition by his own countrymen. Pushing forward, he captures the enemy kings and executes them. Then Gideon fumbles.
Gideon had gathered an army of 32,000 men to face 135,000 invaders. Still God him to further reduced his army to 300 men. To calm Gideon’s fears Gideon was sent to hear a prophetic word from an unlikely source.
After forty years of peace, the people again sought out false gods and the true God delivered them into their enemies hand. A prophet was sent, Gideon was raised up as a deliverer but required acts of assurance.
After defeating their oppressors, Deborah writes her celebration song, one that gives further details about the heroes and those who refused the call of duty. She also tells of God’s intervention on the battlefield.