22 Then the Israelites said to Gideon, “Be our ruler! You and your son and your grandson will be our rulers, for you have rescued us from Midian.”
23 But Gideon replied, “I will not rule over you, nor will my son. The Lord will rule over you!
24 However, I do have one request—that each of you give me an earring from the plunder you collected from your fallen enemies.”
27 Gideon made a sacred ephod from the gold and put it in Ophrah, his hometown. But soon all the Israelites prostituted themselves by worshiping it, and it became a trap for Gideon and his family.
an amount of money or property left to someone in a will.
PURPOSE // IDENTITY // LEGACY
I SAMUEL 8:4 …Give us a king to judge us like all the other nations have.”
JUDGES 8:22 Then the Israelites said to Gideon, “Be our ruler!
JUDGES 8:23 But Gideon replied, “I will not rule over you, nor will my son. The Lord will rule over you!
JUDGES 21:25 In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.
YOU CAN’T HAVE TRUE SPIRITUALITY WITHOUT REAL MATURITY
YOU CAN KNOW YOUR PURPOSE AND NOT YOUR IDENTITY
JUDGES 8:24 However, I do have one request—that each of you give me an earring from the plunder you collected from your fallen enemies.”
LEGACY DOESN’T COME FROM WHAT YOU DO
LEGACY COMES FROM WHO YOU ARE
MATT 7:22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
LEGACY IS FOUNDATIONAL
YOUR CEILING IS THE NEXT GEN FLOOR
PRIDE HIDES HARMFUL UNDER HARMLESS
“Many are led into false ways by one false step of a good man.” MATTHEW HENRY
JOHN 15:13 There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.