"But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Phurah thy servant down to the host:”
- Judges 7v10
God is aware of our human emotions and truly cares about them. Here He has told Gideon to go down and spy out the enemy camp. Before he leaves though God tells him, “If you are afraid, take Phurah your servant with you.”
Gideon was wrong to be afraid. God is not the source of fear and fear always shows a basic lack of faith. Yet God in Him infinite compassion and wisdom did not chasten Gideon for his fear. He lovingly told him to take his servant with him to accomplish the task. The job still had to be done, but Gideon did not have to do it alone.
Rarely does God ask His servants to “go it alone.” Prise God for unity in service. And Praise God that He is aware of our fears and is sensitive to our needs.