Zebah and Zalmunna, kings of Midian were slayed by Gideon himself.
The people’s reaction?
Praise. Honor. Respect.
“Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son also: for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian.”
“The Lord shall rule over you.”
Gideon could’ve fallen prey to the flattery of the people. He could’ve become convinced that this great victory was of hisself. But he knew better than to let it go to his head. He knew that God was the one to receive the glory.
Flattery can humble or destroy a person’s character.
Be careful how you respond to it.