You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Psalm 23:5 NKJV
David’s confidence in the grace of God was as strong as the God of grace.
From one man who had the faith to believe God the Lord raised up a great nation. In a time of famine God led them to a land of plenty. When the nation God used to provide for His people turned against them the Lord led them into the land of promise.
When Israel cried out for a king God gave them a man after their own hearts. When the king filled his heart with pride God chose a man of humility. The Lord gave him victory over His enemies.
God’s enemies were David’s enemies. David never claimed victory in his own name. He never took hold of God’s glory. He fought Israel’s enemies all around in the strength and name of Almighty God. David fought for the Lord’s glory and honor!
The Jewish people have been despised throughout history. They have been surrounded by enemies on all sides. They have been attacked by armies more numerous time and time again. The Jewish people prosper. They prosper because God is with them!
God used David to mock His enemies. When David went out to meet Goliath the mighty giant said, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks? Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field.”
David replied, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of Hosts; the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.”
The boy who would grow into a man after God’s own heart mocked the giant by turning his threat against him. God anointed David to be king over His people. He blessed David. God gave David what he needed when he needed it to serve the Lord!
God wants to use you to mock His enemies today. God has anointed you to be a leader among His people today. It is Jesus who blesses you and gives you what you need when you need it to serve the Lord. Serve Jesus with the boldness that threatens His enemies!
You will never have to fight a giant man of war. You will face giant obstacles in your walk of faith. You will not have to face them alone. Jesus will give you victory so that all the earth will know there is a God in heaven.
Is your confidence in the grace of God as strong as the God of grace? It can be!
Fight your battle of faith in the strength and name of Jesus. Fight in faith for the glory and honor of Jesus!
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