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Gideon Acts/The Altar of Baal Destroyed
Today's Passage: Judges 6:19-32
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Judges 6:19-20 NLT
19. Gideon hurried home. He cooked a young goat, and with a basket of flour he baked some bread without yeast. Then, carrying the meat in a basket and the broth in a pot, he brought them out and presented them to the angel, who was under the great tree.
20. The angel of God said to him, "Place the meat and the unleavened bread on this rock, and pour the broth over it." And Gideon did as he was told.
21. Then the angel of the LORD touched the meat and bread with the tip of the staff in his hand, and fire flamed up from the rock and consumed all he had brought. And the angel of the LORD disappeared.
22. When Gideon realized that it was the angel of the LORD, he cried out, "Oh, Sovereign LORD. I'm doomed! I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face!"
23. "It is all right," the LORD replied. "Do not be afraid. You will not die."
24. And Gideon built an altar to the LORD there and named it Yahwey-Shalom (which means "the LORD Is peace"). The altar remains in Ophrah in the land of the clan of Abiezer to this day.
25. That night the LORD said to Gideon, "Take the second bull from your father's herd, the one that is seven years old. Pull down your father's altar to Baal, and cut down the Asherah pole standing beside it.
26. Then build an altar to the LORD your God here on this hilltop sanctuary, laying the stones carefully. Sacrifice the bull as a burnt offering on the altar, using as fuel the wood of the Asherah pole you cut down."
27. So Gideon took ten of his servants and did as the LORD had commanded. But he did it at night because he was afraid of the other members of his father's household and from the people of the town.
28. Early the next morning, as the people of the two began to stir, someone discovered that the altar of Baal had been broken down and that the Asherah pole beside it had been cut down. In their place a new altar, and on it were the remains of the bull that had been sacrificed.
29. The people said to each other, "Who did this?" And after asking around and making a careful search, they learned that it was Gideon, the son of Joash.
30. "Bring out your son," the men of the town demanded of Joash. "He must die for destroying the altar of Baal and for cutting down the Asherah pole."
31. But Joash shouted to the mob that confronted him, "Why are you defending Baal? Will you argue his case? Whoever pleads his case will be put to death by morning! If Baal truly is a god, let him defend himself and destroy the one who broke down his altar!"
32. From then on Gideon was called Jerub-baal, which means "Let Baal defend himself," because he broke down Baal's altar.
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