Jesse Tree - December 11, 2020 - Day 13

Friday, December 11

All three companies blew the trumpets and broke the jars. They held the torches in their left hands and the

trumpets in their right hands, ready to blow, and shouted, “A sword for God and for Gideon!” They were

stationed all around the camp, each man at his post. The whole Midianite army in the camp jumped to

their feet. They yelled and fled. Judges 7:19-22

The Jesse Tree symbol for today is a clay water jug. God chose to reveal his power to

Gideon, who came from a poor family, by helping his army of 300 men defeat more

than 100,000 at Midian. Gideon followed the Lord’s instruction to have his men

approach the town with their torches hidden under water jugs. The people of

Midian were so startled when the pitchers were broken and the soldiers made

themselves known, that many began fighting with each other. The water jug

ornament reminds us of Gideon, who became an unlikely leader and judge, helping

his people cast aside false gods and obey God’s true laws. You can read more about

Gideon in Judges 6:1-17, 7:9-22

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