Those of Faith, were faithfully "watching" & alert as they took their drink (the few/300)
As oppose to; those of the unfaithful, not watching, no alertness as they took their drink (the many/9,700)
So he brought down the people unto the water: and Jehovah said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink.
And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.
From 10,000 down to just 300! the overlooked important of that, is the significant of the promise placement for Deliverance/Salvation was recorded in the 7th verse, 7th chapter, 7th book
By the three hundred men that lapped (Watched) will I save you
The set times (feast days), the numbers & names of God make that no coincidence for those of us today.Selah