Hi, my name is Gideon. I am from the tribe of Manasseh. My family is the lowest of the tribe and I am the youngest of the family.
The Israelites sinned once again when they started to worship Canaanite gods. They needed a judge.
Gideon was beating some wheat from a wine press when an angel came by to say that he was chosen by God as a judge.
Judges 6:12 "The Lord is with you, you mighty warrior!
Gideon is told by God that he needs to destroy Midian to get rid of the Israelite's sin.
Judges 6:16 "I will be with you, and you will cut down Midian to the last man."
Gideon is also told by God that he has to get rid of the altar to Baal. This is so that the Israelites will not have anything to worship other Gods with. In place of it, Gideon is told to make another altar to worship God and sacrifice his father's prized bull at it.
Judges 6:25 "Take your father’s bull, the bull fattened for seven years, and pull down your father’s altar to Baal."
Kill your son for he is the one who destroyed the altar to Baal
Judges 6:31 "If he is a god, let him act for himself"
People found out that Gideon destroyed the altar to Baal. He was named "Jerubbaal" because of when his father Joash said, “Let Baal take action against him, since he dismantled his altar.”