Re:Verse reading–Judges 11:1-6, 28-40 (day three)
“Come,” they said, “be our commander, so we can fight the Ammonites.” When God made man, he made something good. That goodness rises up in the form of, among other things, resilience. We tend to gauge a person’s ability based on circumstances: “Odds are,” we say, “he won’t rise to the task.” But man is either resilient or he is not. He has either been made by God or he has not. When someone knows–and believes–that God has made him, he will indeed rise. He looks not at his ending. He looks at his origin.