23 But Gideon told them, “I will not rule over you, nor will my son rule over you. The Lord will rule over you.”
The people wanted to make Gideon their king. This was not the right thing to do. The Lord should be the ruler. God needed to be put first. This is true for us today. God needs to be put first in our nation and in ourselves. How can anyone expect to have God’s blessings if they do not follow him and his commands. Even twisting his commands a tiny bit is wrong. He would not bless twisting or making his commands fit our worldly wants or a nation’s worldly wants. Is God first in your life? Are you following his commands? Do you fellowship with God and read his Word daily? God must affect every part of your being and every dimension of your life daily.