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The original is an oil painting on canvas (23 x 28.5 in) painted in 1695, by Ludolf Bakhuizen (1630–1708) and is named Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee.
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off. ~ Psalm 94:21-23
Please note: “defence” is the British spelling. All quotes from the Holy Bible on this site are from the Authorized King James Version.
And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. ~ Judges 7:2
God told Gideon his army of 30,000 against the Midianites was too many. Therefore, little by little, Gideon, following God’s instructions, got his men down in number to only 300.
God was telling Gideon, If you have too many men, they’re going to think they won this battle because they were a mighty army, but with only 300 people against the thousands of Midianites, they’ll see that it was I God who kept them from being destroyed, and not their own doing.
I can appreciate this when, instead of the number of men in an army, I think of the amount of money in my bank account versus the total bills I have to pay. And I hear God saying, The less money you have, the more you will realize you got through another month because it was “I God who kept them from being destroyed, and not their own doing.”