(9) And when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother. (10) And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out to war: and the LORD delivered Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushanrishathaim. (11) And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.
“And when the children cried unto the Lord”-
Isn’t it great that when you realize that you’ve done wrong, that God’s will is that we turn from what we are doing and turn to Him. He is always there for us, willing to fogive us.
“the LORD raised up a deliverer…”-
God, who created the world, and did many super-natural things in History to see that His will is done, at times chooses to use normal, everyday people to accomplish what He wants to accomplish. Isn’t that amazing? God chooses to use people! God chooses at times to use us if we are willing to be used and are faithful to do what He has already revealed to us to do.
“and the LORD delivered Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand…”-
I know what you are thinking. “I’m going to name my first child Chushanrishathaim!”. No? Ok….maybe not.
But you do know what is amazing? Even though God chose to use Othniel, He didn’t make Othniel do it all by himself. He gave him people to help him, and ultimately He caused Othniel to win!
If God calls you to do something for Him, He’ll also equip you to do it!
Life Step: Think about it…
Is there something that you need to confess to God? He wants to hear you cry out to Him and get things right. He loves you and wants to deliver you.
Is there a burden God has placed on your heart? Is there something you think He wants you to do? It’s so amazing that He chooses to use us! Thank Him today for using you!
If you are earnestly trying to serve the Lord, know that He will be the one that brings you success!