Scattered Seeds

Daily Devotion – God Uses the Weak to Shame the Strong

God is victorious in ways that excel the wisdom of man.

In Judges Chapter 7, we see Him pare down Gideon’s army of 32,000 to a mere 300 men before sending them on off to the battle–a battle they won by the way, as God led them to victory!

In Numbers chapter 13, 12 men were sent ahead of the others to spy on the land of Canaan. After 40 days, ten of them returned to Moses and Aaron frightened by the giants they had seen, intimidated by the fortified city, and doubtful they could take on the army. Only 2 of the 12 men remained faithful, as they believed in the power of God despite the things they had seen.

And so we see, God uses foolish things to shame the wise and the weak to shame the strong. He uses the small, the flawed, and the few to further the gospel, so that through our weakness His grace might abound.

If we’re truly grounded in Christ, Satan will certainly tempt us, he’ll torment and try, but by the power of God he won’t be triumphant in tearing us down.

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Tilling the Soil

Read Judges chapter 7 where see see God paring down Gideon’s army. See how the wisdom and power of God excels that of man as Gideon’s army goes on to defeat the Midianites.

Planting Hope

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. (1 Corinthians 1:27, NIV)

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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife