Judges 6:3 Frustrated Effort. Here the great Gideon is called into service for the Lord and his people, but it is the lead-up that has my attention today. Israel was working, and sowing, but not reaping the good of their work. Because Israel would not worship God, God was giving their reward to others. God help us to keep Him first in our lives so we do not become so frustrated and impoverished to the world.