Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Putting Out the Fleece (Judges 6)

Read Judges 6:33-40.

Do you think Gideon was right or wrong to keep asking God for signs of confirmation? Why?

In Matthew 4:7, Jesus told Satan not to test God. (He was quoting Deuteronomy 6:16)

What do you think is the difference between "testing God" and "questioning God"?

How can you figure out what God's will is for you in the future? How do you determine what God wants you to do when you are in a difficult situation?

Why do you think Gideon had such doubts about the future? How can fear of the future keep us from doing the right thing in the present?

Why do you think God responded to Gideon's tests? Does God always respond to the tests we give Him? Why or why not?

Should we put out "fleeces" for God? Why or why not? Can you think of any time when it might be appropriate to put out a "fleece"?

If you had a chance today to ask God one question about the future what would you ask?

Regardless of whether or not you can see the future clearly, what is one thing that you KNOW God wants you to do tomorrow? Will it be easy or difficult? Will you do it?

Spend time praying for one another. Pray that each person will gain more clarity about the future, and pray that they will have courage to obey God in the present.

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