God often accomplishes great and powerful things through a few weak people. In that way He is glorified and we are humbled. The victories won can only be credited to His power and guidance.

Shamgar, for example, had nothing to rely on but his ox goad and the Lord. The goad was a long pole with a point on one end that was used to prod the oxen. However, he did not shrink from the job at hand. He went ahead with trust in God and won a tremendous victory, slaying 600 Philistines.

Someone has noted: “During the time Noah was building the ark, he was only one —but he won. When Joseph was sold into Egypt by his brothers, he was only one—but he won. When Gideon and his 300 followers with their broken pitchers and lamps put the Midianites to flight, they were only a few —but they won.”

You too are only an individual, but you can be a mighty power for good. You may think you don’t have much to offer, but God can use you if you will yield yourself to His will and to His Spirit.

Don’t be discouraged or question your humble position or talents. Remember, mighty things are done by those who depend on God’s power.  —Henry G. Bosch (ODB Editor 1956-1981)