Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Daily Devotion: Ordinary People ~ Shamgar

Bible Reading: Judges 3:31 and 5:1-7

Key Verse: Judges 3:31 – “And after him was Shamgar the son of Anath, which slew of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox goad: and he also delivered Israel."

Key Words: slew of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox goad

God takes ordinary men and what they have and uses it in an extraordinary way.

God used Moses and his rod, and the water became blood.

God used David and a sling with a stone and took down Goliath.

God took Dorcas with a needle and thread and touched the hearts of people.

God took Shamgar and his ox goad, and six hundred Philistines lost their lives because an ordinary man overcame fear and took a people from defeat to victory.

Pro wrestling is staged. Before the wrestler even goes out and gets in the ring, it has been pre-determined who will win. The contenders go through the battle for entertainment purposes but the point of the battle is not to decide who will win but to put on a good show for the crowd. The winner of the match does not battle for victory but from victory. He already knows he is going to win.

So it was with Shamgar. He didn’t battle for victory; he battled from victory. He was an ordinary man that God used in an ordinary way.

Today you can be victorious as well by living by faith because you are just an ordinary person, not battling for victory but from victory. To God be the glory!!

What to do:
✞Remember, God can use you because He uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things.

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