Deborah was a woman.  Ehud was left-handed.  Gideon came from the smallest clan.  All of these were strong disadvantages in the Israelite culture in the years spent in the promised land.  And yet, God used each of these individuals in might ways.  One of the things I love about the book of Judges (which we start on Wednesday) is the unique individuals and the unique ways they are used to bring about God’s plan of redemption.

One of the girls in my church consistently reminds me that I am “odd” and she is right.  But I think it’s my eccentricities (my oddness) that enable to be an agent of God’s plan of redemption in this world.  Not that I am anything special, but I believe God has created me unique for the purpose of using me to help bring about His plan in this world.  I guess it may sound crazy, but God wants to use my weirdness.  Maybe now my relatives will start claiming me again and quit rolling their eyes at me when I do stupid things in public.

Here is this week’s readings.

Monday (March 28, 2011)

  • Joshua 19-21

Tuesday (March 29, 2011)

  • Joshua 22-24

Wednesday (March 30, 2011)

  • Judges 1-2

Thursday (March 31, 2011)

  • Judges 3-5

Friday (April 1, 2011)

  • Judges 6-7

Saturday (April 2, 2011)

  • Judges 8-9

Sunday (April 3, 2011)

  • Judges 10-12