Sometimes we feel that we are too ordinary for God to use for his purposes. Throughout the Bible we see God using everyday, ordinary objects in extraordinary ways. Check out this list from the Hands-On Bible of common items God used in the Bible for his glory then imagine what he can do with your life.
God often uses simple, ordinary objects to accomplish his tasks in the world. They just need to be dedicated to him for his use. Look at these everyday objects from Bible times to see how God used them. Then ask yourself: “What do I have that God can use?” Anything and everything is a possible “instrument” for him!
|How Was It |
|Exodus 4:2-4||Moses||To work |
|Ram’s Horn||Joshua 6:3-5||Joshua||To flatten the |
|Fleece||Judges 6:36-40||Gideon||To confirm whatGod wanted |
Gideon to do
|Horns, Jars and Torches||Judges 7:19-22||Gideon||To defeat the |
|Jawbone||Judges 15:15||Samson||To kill the |
|Small Stone||1 Samuel 17:40||David||To kill Goliath|
|Oil||2 Kings 4:1-7||Elisha||To show God’s |
|River||2 Kings 5:9-14||Elisha||To heal a man of leprosy|
|Pottery||Jeremiah 18:1-0; 19:1-13||Jeremiah||As an object lesson about God |
|Five Loaves of |
Bread and Two Fish
|Mark 6:30-44||Jesus||To feed a crowdof over 5,000 |
This is just a start. Tell us in the comments what objects from the Bible would you add to the list?
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