Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Battle is the Lord's!

For the past couple of weeks I have been reading the books of Samuel. I think I’ve got about 1 more chapter left to read of the second book.

One verse that was remarkable for me was in 2 Samuel 5:12. It reads:

“So David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted His kingdom for the sake of His people Israel”

The above is the very essence of one of my favourite books, “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. It’s not about you!

In all the battles that David fought it wasn’t his might or the size of his army that determined if he’ll win or not. God decides his victory! David was aware of this fact from the time he was fighting lions and bears as a shepherd to one of his greatest victories when he defeated Goliath and up to the time when he was king over Israel. And all those triumphs were not for David’s glory but first and foremost for God and for the sake of His people.

That is why when David confronted Goliath he confidently said:

“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” (1 Samuel 17:47).

It is therefore comforting to know that regardless of the magnitude of our problems and how helpless we feel if we are obedient to God we are victorious!

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