Last week we left Gideon riding high on the wave of victory that God gave him against the enemies of Israel. It was his “highlight reel”, the story that he’s most famous for, and that makes him a hero of the Bible. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of his story. His story ends not on a high note, but as a falling star, far from the glorious victory God gave him.
After the victory in a God-sized task, there are still dangers to watch out for. These are “poisonous seeds” that can sneak in if we’re not careful and spoil the long-term impact and result of our efforts.