Do not put the Lord your God to the test....

What about Gideon? He put the Lord to the test and everything turned out fine. Have you ever known, through the word of God, exactly what God would have you do or not do, but "put out a fleece" anyway - just to be sure? Well, the temptation to do this is very strong, and I have found myself putting out my own modern-day "fleece" a few times over the years. The temptation to look for signs and read omens is strong in the hearts of men, even in our more "sophisticated" days; and I have been acquainted with many Christians who still practice versions of this. So what are we to make of Gideon? Here's a response to that question from Daniel Block at Koinonia

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Andy C said…
It is not our place to question God and we do so at our peril. Why was Gideon allowed to> Was it to show God's love and patience?

Do you want to take that chance? Not sure I do, others did not fare as well as old Gideon. Better not to question a sovereign God, but to trust Him.
karin said…
Since I was young it has been impressed upon my heart not to seek for signs, read omens or follow any the modern equivalent practices. Thankfully I have never had any interest in that. I have always been surprised at God's patience with Gideon's request. Good link! Thanks!

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