There are a lot of things in the Bible that confuse people, and I don’t want to add to the list. Yet, we have here one of the oddest accounts, but which clearly illustrates God’s hand at work through seemingly unrelated circumstances.
The sad story of Judges continues after Gideon dies, with the sad story of his children. Gideon’s faithfulness and courage seems to have imprinted only a few, for some reason. I would hope to have more of a lasting impact after having done so much for a people. He sank good roots into his people, but the produce was lacking when it came to harvest.