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Who is God – Day 27

Judges 6:23-24

The Lord said to him, “Peace you are not going to die”. So Gideon built an altar there and called it “The Lord is Peace”.

The Thought

These verses come at the end of the conversation that Gideon, a very scared young man, had while hiding in a winepress to thresh the grain. He was terrified of the Midianite army who were causing fear and chaos amongst the Israelites. This angelic visitation and the resulting actions caused Gideon to change from being a frightened youth into the leader of an army, and consequently the judge over the Israelites.

The change began when Gideon obeyed the Lord’s instructions and destroyed the false gods that his family had built (v25-27). At that point he was still a scared young man, but surprisingly his father stood up for him. There seems to have been no aggression between father and son after Gideon had broken down his father’s statue of Baal. God was obviously on Gideon’s side, and The Lord, whose name is peace began in this case by keeping the peace between father and son.

Remember too as we think about peace, that Jesus brought peace in the storm on the lake, just by speaking to the wind and waves (Matthew 8:23-27)!


Read Judges 6 today and note the changes in Gideon’s life as he changed from the scared youth into the leader of an army.

Pray for your family. Does the Lord of Peace, Jehovah Shalom live in your home and among your relatives?

Think also about the place you work, or places you have worked in the past. Are you aware of the peace there, or are they places of aggression and dispute? If you still have access to those places then go and pray for Holy Spirit to bring the Peace of the Lord which passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

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