If there is one thing that is certain, it is that God can do anything for and through those that believe he can. The Israelites had seen it time and time again through many different people of many different generations. This psalm is written as a reminder of what God can do for those who trust in him.
Growing up, I was always taught that when your boss asks you to jump, you don’t question it, you just do it. When the boss says to jump, you say “How high?”. Shouldn’t it be like that with God? I mean he’s the ultimate “boss” of sorts. But here is Gideon asking God, not once, but twice, for a sign that he is who he says he is and that he is going to do what he said he was going to do. I think something that is important here is that we can go to God with any request, and if it is his will, he will provide for what we ask. We shouldn’t be afraid to make a request to God. Psalm 145:8 says “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.” Because of this, Gideon was able to ask God to confirm his intent two times. And because of this, we too, can rely on God.
1 Corinthians 15
One would have to guess that the people of Corinth didn’t believe that the dead could be or would be resurrected. Paul provides for them the most obvious and best example of the fact that one day the dead will all be resurrected. Jesus, fully human, died a human death, and yet, three days later was back. If he was raised from the dead, then resurrection must exist. And if it does not exist, then Christ himself was not raised from the dead, and therefore we all are worshipping a false god. But we all know that is not true. And therefore, one day, through faith, we too will be raised and will be in heaven.
With everything that is currently going on in our world, time and time again, we can be reassured that everything will work out when we read and study our bibles. This too shall pass. Just like God led the Israelites from Egypt, gave Gideon the ability to save Israel from its captors, and raised Christ from the dead, he will bring us out of this too. Abide in him, as he will abide in you.