Judges 8, “Gideon seeks glory”

After defeating the Midianites with only 300 men, bearing only trumpets and empty jars, we conclude that the victory is the Lord’s! It could be no other. Yet in Judges ch8 we find a picture of Gideon that suggests he is trying to claim some credit for himself.
We consider that we cannot seek glory in Salvation – but this chapter shows others seeking glory, and Gideon himself seeking praise and recognition. We also see that no mere man can bring salvation, while Gideon might bring relief physically from their enemies he cannot change their hearts. We see that it is Jesus alone who is worthy of glory in salvation and that he alone can bring salvation.