Judges 12:11-12 “11 Now Elon the Zebulunite judged Israel after him; and he judged Israel ten years. 12 Then Elon the Zebulunite died and was buried at Aijalon in the land of Zebulun.”


 What can be said about Elon, the 11thjudge of Israel.  Well…not much.  These two verses are all we know, and they don’t say much.  But we must remember that every single word of the Bible is inspired by God.  That means that these verses are significant.  Our job is to discover what they mean.

Elon judged Israel.  That was no easy task.  And he did it for 10 years.  That’s longer than any President of the United States can serve.  He must have been a leader.  The Lord must have seen something in him to place him as a judge.  His name was etched for eternity in God’s Word.  My point is no one is insignificant.  We all have purpose.


 Our children definitely need to be taught that.  So many children suffer from low self-esteem.  They don’t feel they matter.  They don’t think they have significance.  They see themselves as less than others.  But they aren’t.  God took the time to create them, therefore they are all important.

Take them to this verse and show them that.  We don’t know what Elon did.  We don’t know if he had a wife or children.  We don’t know his age when he started ruling or when he died.  All we know is he was a judge and died.  Period.  But Elon was important to the history of Israel.  God placed him there for a reason.

God has placed you where you are for a reason.  Do you know what that is?  Do you want to know?  He doesn’t want to keep it a secret from you.  Ask Him.  Let Him show you your purpose and reason for living.  Oh, how He wants to show you!

Lord God, You have placed me in this time and place for a reason.  Help me to discover the full reasons why. Show me how You want to use me to shape my city, country and world.


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