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Is It Okay To Tempt God?
Deuteronomy 6:16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah. (KJV)
Judges 6:36-37 And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be dry upon all the earth beside, then shall I know that thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said.
The key here is in the phrase 'as ye tempted him in Massah', referring to an incident in Exodus 17, where the Children of Israel "tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?" (Exodus 17:7). What Gideon did was nothing like that. Did it show a lack of faith? Yes, since God had already made it clear to Gideon that he would save Israel. But was Gideon questioning whether God was with him? No. Not a contradiction.
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