Introduction to Judges Chapter 6

In this chapter we have an account of the distressed condition Israel was in through the Midianites, Judges 6:1, of a prophet being sent unto them to reprieve them for their sins, Judges 6:7 of an angel appearing to Gideon, with an order to him to go and save Israel out of the hands of the Midianites, Judges 6:11 and of a sign given him by the angel, whereby he knew this order was of God, Judges 6:17, and of the reformation from idolatry in his father's family he made upon this, throwing down the altar of Baal, and building one for the Lord, Judges 6:25, and of the preparation he made to fight the Midianites and others, Judges 6:33, but first desired a sign of the Lord, that Israel would be saved by his hand, which was granted and repeated, Judges 6:36.