The story of Gideon is one of the most popular stories in the Bible. But contrary to what we’re often taught, it’s main message is that only God can win the battle. We are too weak to fight off our foes. For Israel, their foe was Midian, an enemy they could not defeat. But in reality, their true foe (and our true foe), sin, was an even great enemy that is even more impossible to defeat. We need someone better than Gideon to win that fight. We need Jesus. And as we walk in faith-filled obedience to him, we will experience his strength.