The story of Gideon usually focuses on Gideon’s hesitance to believe that God could really use him to defeat the Midianites . . . remember the fleece? But the defeat of the Midianites was only a means to the end. Israel was told not to worship the gods of the land in which they lived, but they did not listen to the LORD.
They forgot that the LORD is the one and only God and they were to love Him alone! Israel had a heart problem and they were suffering for it. God chose Gideon to bring Israel back to a place of ALL IN DEVOTION to the LORD.
- Judges 6:1 - 32