1 Samuel 17:47, “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.”
James 1:22, Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
No matter if your calling is great or small, don’t be surprised when giants stand in your way when you serve God. When David went out to face and fight Goliath, Goliath wasn’t the only giant David had to face.
If you remember the story, David faced the giant of discouragement. The Bible says, the entire army of Israel was afraid of Goliath and surely that discouraged David.
Secondly, David faced the giant of disapproval. David’s own brothers questioned his motives and tried to send him back home. Finally, David faced the giant of doubt. King Saul wasn’t a great king, but he was a good warrior in his day. Even King Saul looked at David and thought he was going to lose to Goliath. King Saul even tried to give him his own armor, but David didn’t let discouragement, disapproval or doubt stand in his way that day. David said in 1 Samuel 17:47, “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…” As you make your journey, remember those words of David, “the battle is the Lord’s!”
Take care and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D
What did you hear?– What did God say to you as you read today’s Scripture and devotion?
What do you think?– How does it apply to your life?
What will you do?– Don’t just be a hearer of the Word. Be a doer of the Word. (James 1:22)
Now talk to God– This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude of praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. Take a minute to write a prayer or response to what God said to you.