There are people who wonder whether they are strong enough to be a Christian. The issue is not “strong enough.” The issue is really – are you weak enough to be a Christian? Gideon learned that any credit for his victory over the Midianites would go to God and not to Gideon for his great leadership and the strength of his army. In the same way, all credit for our salvation must go to God and not to us for our good works and moral lives.
Old Testament Lesson: Judges 7:1-7 (Gideon Learns a Lesson)
Gospel Lesson: Matthew 5:3-11 (The Weak and Needy are Blessed!)