“Who me??? hiding in this winepress, threshing my wheat in secret to keep it safe from marauding hordes?” But Gideon should believe the one delivering this message, for he is not just an angel of the Lord but The Angel of the LORD. (The pre-incarnate Christ appeared to several Old Testament men and women) Moses and Joshua warned the nation of Israel that incomplete conquest of the promised land would result in spiritual compromise as they would be tempted to make covenants with the Canaanites and leave their idolatrous alters standing. After Joshua died, the children Israel “did evil in the sight of the LORD” by worshipping other gods so they were allowed to be plundered by those they had dispossessed. God raised up judges to deliver his children when they cried out to Him in their distress. Read the story in Judges 6 & 7. I prefer the KJV spelling of valour…you can change it ! (but I do apologize for misspelling Midianites… it is corrected on the worksheet!)
Use glitter on The Angel of the Lord’s robe (for recommended brand see “Basic Tools” blog posted on August 12, 2011), fold page and cut in half. Color and cut out figures to glue on and around winepress , write verse.