37 look, I will place a wool fleece on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece and all the ground is dry, then I will know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you said.” 38 And that is what happened. Gideon rose early the next day; he squeezed the fleece and wrung out the dew—a bowlful of water.
39 Then Gideon said to God, “Do not be angry with me. Let me make just one more request. Allow me one more test with the fleece, but this time make the fleece dry and let the ground be covered with dew.”
Was Gideon testing God, or was he simply asking questions for encouragement? Gideon may have known that his requests for miracles may displease God, but he asked anyway. You do need facts to make good decisions, but Gideon had the facts, and he still hesitated. Asking for extra signs is an indication of unbelief. Fear can make you want more proof. Today the greatest way to get God’s guidance is through his Word. We have God’s complete Word to get our guidance. Do not ask for signs, study God’s Word.