While Abimelech's men were on their way up Mt. Gerizim to do away with him, Gideon's son, Jotham, stood atop the mountain. From there he spoke loudly to the thousands of people below in and around the Baal-infested city of Shechem. Jotham's Amazing Prophecy. "Let me tell you a story!" he called down. (Judges 9:6-7.) The people listened with tense excitement. "There was a time when all the trees decided that they should have some kind of tree rule over them. They agreed that the olive tree was best fitted as a leader, so they asked the olive tree to be king. The olive tree refused, saying 'I honor God and man by the oil I produce. Why should I forsake my outstanding service even to be king?'
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