Mike and I are still attempting the 90-day reading of the Bible. It's so interesting! I really recommend it. It's giving us different perspectives on various stories as you read them all so closely in context to one another.
One thing we're noticing is how human all the people are. Many of the leaders chosen by God were not whom we would have chosen for their impressiveness but seem to be thoroughly human.
This also emphasizes the honesty of the Bible. You're not reading about Gilgamesh's and Beowulf's here...(Maybe with the exception of Samson.) Genesis mentions the Nephilim, who seem similar to old time epic heroes--big dudes--"heroes of old, men of reknown."
These are the types of guys one would expect old legendary religious texts to record. But they only get a line or two, which imply that God really wasn't into them.
Instead, we get chapter upon chapter of Moses, one thoroughly human.
Moses cracks me up, in a good way. He repeatedly tries to tell God that using him is a bad idea. He occasionally whines. He on several occasions just begs God to kill him--"If this is what my life is going to be like, just kill me." He's often thoroughly annoyed with the Israelites.
Despite his testiness, God continually uses Moses and was with him like he was with no other. It's encouraging. Ultimately, Moses had what God wanted--someone who would obey him. Moses occasionally whined, but he did obey. Verses Saul, also flawed. But his flaws of vanity led him to disobey God, and seemingly care more about himself than what God wanted. Interesting to read about which failures God gave grace to and which made God say, "No. I won't use you."