Jesus lived a Spartan life—at least during His three years of ministry. Yes, He came from a home in Nazareth, but His was a life of dependence on His Father—we never see that He packed a bag when He left to journey from one place to another. In the purely human realm, an example of dependence we might more easily identify with is Gideon. Gideon was a simple farmer called by God to drive the Midianites out of Israel. When Gideon rallied an army of 32,000 men, God reduced it down to 300 and equip them only with torches and trumpets. Marching against the innumerable Midianites with 300 men would have seemed like madness to Gideon—and to us. But Gideon learned that victory comes from the Lord, not from human strength or resources. As the saying goes, God plus one equals a majority. We never test the resources of God until we attempt the impossible.