1Samuel 17 Part 3–I Come Against You with The Lord God Almighty

David never had any illusions about who he was.  As a shepherd, he faced lions and bears without fear. He was able to do that because of his faith and trust in God. Now as he left the presence of King Saul, He walked to the battle line to meet Goliath.  He left the premier armor, tunics, and weapons that Saul possessed–David knew that those things would neither save him nor would they carry the day. David marched forward with his shepherd’s staff, sling, and a bag of rocks.  Truth be told, he did not need the staff. 
 
David faced Goliath with the only weapon any Israelite warrior ever needed–faith in God Almighty. He had long before realized that it was God’s battle to win, not his. So as David charged and launched the stone from his sling–the young warrior knew the battle was over. Sure enough, Goliath went down in a pile and David drew the giant’s weapon from his belt and finished the battle–One dead giant and one mighty victory for Israel.
 
We will never be able to win the spiritual battles we face without God’s intervention. Each day, the war rages and the Lord calls us to simply trust and follow Him.  As we do, God provides everything we need to win the battle.  It becomes so obvious that it is His battle to fight and win, that we grow excited and expectant to face the attacks each day.  Still, in the midst of those battles, we have to remain focused upon the Lord and not on the giants facing us. When we do, we can rest easy knowing that God will carry the day.  It has always been, and still is, a step of faith in our God that is all-powerful, all-knowing and in all places and times at once.
 
Thank you, Lord, for being the author and perfecter of our faith.
 
God Bless You

Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. 39 David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around because he was not used to them.

“I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off.40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.

41 Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David.42 He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him. 43 He said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!”

45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”

48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. 49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.

50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.

51 David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the sheath. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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