God Values “Ordinary” People

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By Greg Laurie

“So Israel was reduced to starvation by the Midianites. Then the Israelites cried out to the LORD for help.”
—Judges 6:6

John Wesley said, “Give me a hundred men who love God with all their hearts and fear nothing but sin, and I will move the world.”

God effectively changed a culture through one man named Gideon who was willing to stand in the gap and make a difference. Gideon wasn’t perfect, but God saw potential in him. He made it into the exclusive list of courageous men and women in Hebrews 11 who put their faith into action.

What I find interesting about Hebrews 11, the Heroes’ Hall of Faith, is that God never mentions their sins. He tells us about their accomplishments through faith, but He never mentions their flaws or their shortcomings (although other verses do).

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