Confidence in the covenant
1 Samuel 17:26, NIV “…who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
The story of David and Goliath is a story of faith and confidence in the covenant of God with His people. For 40 days the giant Goliath cursed Israel in the name of his demon god, dagon and challenged any soldier in open combat. No one dared respond to Goliath’s challenge, neither did anyone speak against Goliath under his breath (1 Sam.17:24).
David was sent by his father to the battle lines to take food for his brothers, and goliath resumed his challenge and cursing against Israel. As David heard this, he asked the soldiers: “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?” Circumcision was a sign of Israel’s covenant with God (Gen.17:11). David understood what it meant to be in covenant with God. Because of this, he didn’t see Goliath’s defiance as a challenge against Saul’s army, rather defiance against the Lord’s army.
In Christ Jesus you have a covenant with God that makes you one with Him. Any challenge against you is a challenge against God. Your confidence and ability in overcoming is not dependent on your own strength but in God’s ability. Faith is required to activate this covenant. You must courageously confront whatever faces you, knowing God is with you. Every resource of heaven is at your disposal by the authority and use of his Name. Face the giants in your life today with courage!
Scriptures to Meditate: Eph.6:10, Rom.8:31-32, Joh.14:12-13, Col.2:10, Heb.8:6
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