Then David said to the Philistine, “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. 1 Samuel 17:45 NKJV
The future King of Israel spoke these words to Goliath the Philistine warrior.
Goliath was a giant. He had been a man of war since his youth. David was just a boy. David killed a lion and a bear but was untested on the battlefield. Goliath was the champion of the Philistine army. His skill was forged in battle. He was undefeated.
Goliath carried deadly weapons. An armor bearer carrying his shield went before him. David had no armor. He went to war with a heart full of faith, a slingshot and five smooth stones. David did not run onto the battlefield alone. God was with Him!
David knew God would not allow His people to be defeated and disgraced. David knew God would not let a giant defeat anyone who so boldly declared the name of the Lord!
This event thrust David into the spotlight. Soon everyone in Israel would know how he defeated Goliath.
God knew David before he was born. God had His hand upon David. David lived in relationship with the Lord long before he met Goliath on the battlefield. God loved David. David knew it. David knew God loved Israel. He knew God would protect them!
Jesus knew you before you were born. The Lord has His hand upon you today. God loves you as much as He loved David. Jesus loves people who serve Him today as much as He loved the children of Israel. Jesus will protect you just as He protected David!
Jesus wants you to be a mighty warrior in His spiritual army. Jesus wants your relationship with Him to prosper and bear fruit for His glory and honor!
Jesus can accomplish great and mighty deeds in you and through you no matter how many giants come against you. The Lord will not allow people who serve Jesus to be defeated and disgraced. Warriors in God’s army never go into battle alone!
Lightning flashed from the sky. The region where I live is on fire. The deadly pandemic devastated our economy. We are forced to cover our faces and isolate in our homes. What is really going on? Satan is roaming the earth seeking whom He may devour!
We are in a season of trial, turmoil, and uncertainty. Has the Lord abandoned us? The prince of the air has authority to create havoc and hardship, but God still reigns over all of creation!
This is the day for you to fight your battle of faith. You will not be alone when you face the giant obstacles waring against your faith. Almighty God is with you today!
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