Day Two: Identify The Battle

1Samuel 17:45 (NLT)
David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”

“Goliath can’t believe his eyes! He mocks and threatens David. But David’s reply points out what the whole story is about: Goliath is challenging not just the army of Israel, but the God of Israel (as David had already said in v. 26). So the fight belongs to God, and so will its result.” [Christopher Wright, How to Preach & Teach the Old Testament for All Its Worth, 105]

Whose battle are you fighting?

David fights in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies – the God of the armies of Israel. What does this name mean in our own context/fighting?

We need to identify if the battles we’re fighting are the Lord’s battle, or if we’re even fighting or not. Sometimes we can be in the battle, but not engaged. As the Lord’s church, we are a part of his armies and are called to fight in the Lord. Pray that your fight would belong to God as well as its result.

Prayer: God, open my eyes to see your warrior-heart for your people. Help me to know that you fight for your people because we belong to you. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Let’s worship to “Lion And The Lamb” by Leeland.

-JH

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