Today’s Scripture: And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine. 1 Samuel 17:40
Do you ever feel small, insignificant, or unable to do anything great for God? Well, to be honest, it may be a good thing to feel that way. God uses people who recognize they are nothing without Him. However, it is important you also realize that in spite of the qualifications you believe you are lacking, God is totally able to use you as you are.
In fact, in this short devotional series, I will point you to several different times when God used something (or someone) small to do something great. Throughout the week, you will see that God delights in using small things.
The first small thing I will mention is a small weapon, David’s sling. God was delighted to use David when all he had was a sling and five smooth stones. David knew God was powerful enough to use him in battle. He wore no armor and only had a small, insignificant weapon.
Here was David, with his sling, facing a man who was approximately nine to ten feet tall! This man had been a warrior since his youth, had another man with him in the battle to hold his shield, and had about 125 pounds of armor on his body. His weapon was no small weapon either. The head of his spear weighed 15 pounds!
It was impossible for David to win this battle, except David had God on his side. David was taking a stand against this man’s blasphemy of the living God. God would use David’s tiny weapon to take down a giant who had defied Him. If God can use a sling to bring down a giant, then God can definitely use you.
Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.