The Lord told Gideon, “With these 300 men I will rescue you and give you victory over the Midianites. Send all the others home.”
(Judges 7:7 NLT)

Gideon was one of the great heroes of faith in the Bible. He started out with an army of 32,000 men to fight the Midianites but the Lord reduced the number of warriors to only 300. All those who were afraid were sent home first. Then God tested the remaining men by observing how they drank water from a stream. Those who carelessly put their faces into the water were sent home but those who cupped the water with their hands to drink without occluding their vision were chosen to fight. People strive for quantity but God looks for quality. Being surrounded by a few good people who can see your vision is more beneficial than numerous acquaintances who are just focused on satisfying their own selfish interests. We can have victory over life’s problems by surrounding ourselves with a few good people who love God and keep a watchful eye open to read his Word.

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