Gideon A Sad Response to God’s Blessing

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  • Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017
  • Speaker: Aaron Anderson
  • Series: Judges
  • Topic: Expository
  • Passage: Judges 8:8–8:32


“There is a terrible spiritual danger involved in the receiving of any blessing. Success can easily cause us to forget God’s grace because our hearts are desperate to believe that we can save ourselves. God-given victory can easily be used to confirm the belief that, in fact, we have earned blessings for ourselves and should receive the praise and glory for that success.” — Tim Keller

“Success in life is a gift from God. Do not let it go to your heads and seek to take credit for something only God can give.”

PART ONE: Missing out on the glory of victory.


PART TWO: Demanding respect.


PART THREE: Stealing a little glory.


PART FOUR: From bad to worse.