This Sunday at Immanuel: Chapter 11 From Shepherd to King
David: the man after God’s own heart (I Samuel 13:14). The story of David is a long and detailed story in the Bible told mostly told in I Samuel 16-31 and all of II Samuel. This week’s story includes portions of I Samuel 16-31 and several other selections. David’s greatest attribute was in recognizing the importance of calling on God in time of need and carrying out the purpose and plan of God as God directed him. He did not do it perfectly, but he did it in ways that left those around him in awe of his courage and conviction. Goliath was his first test. What a test! Did he have the courage and conviction to defend the name of the living God! He did! And he did it “so that the world will know… that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s.”
The popular metaphor about David and Goliath gets it all wrong. Goliath didn’t stand a chance! Not against the LORD of all creation. Evil never has the last word. That day at Calvary we see this clearly. The power of evil met its match, and then some, once and for all. Believing that will give you a heart like David’s, molded after God’s heart. Time to take on the Goliaths in your life. Have at it!
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