One of the most amazing stories ever recorded is that of Gideon that is found in Judges chapter 6. Ten times I have been to the place where it is recorded, and where Gideon routed the Midianites. One of the reasons it has always been an exciting place for me to visit is because of the location of the miraculous victorious battle. It is in the same place called Armageddon, where the last great battle will be fought. It is known as the Valley of Armageddon and is known as the greatest battlefield known to mankind.
Nowhere in the Word of God can we find a better basis to prove the value of one plus God. Gideon’s sword plus God’s sword...Gideon plus God...one plus God. What an army! It is just another way of saying if God is for us, who can be against us. One plus God makes the difference in any situation or circumstance!
Now think of things of lesser value than a man and we can still emphasize the value of one. One link in a chain...one shingle on a roof...one soldier counts in an army even though he may be a private...one letter is essential to complete the alphabet...one key on the piano helps to make a beautiful melody.
Turning to world history we underestimate the value of one. Aaron Burr missed being president of the United States by only one vote. One vote saved President Andrew Johnson from impeachment. One vote gave Texas to the United States. No society discovered America, but one man, Christopher Columbus.
The value of one is illustrated in the Bible. Noah, his life was an unmuddied stream in an ocean of iniquity; Joseph, just one, brought deliverance to a world in a great famine; Moses, just one, with his rod, seas divided and a nation was born in one night; Paul, just one, rocked the old world with the message of Jesus Christ.
One plus God has always made the difference through the centuries of time! Gideon plus God...you plus God. What a team! You, just one, plus God, but what a team! You can make a difference!
You and I really can make a difference in a troubled nation and world!