The Battle is the Lord’s

g1Sa1750Dore_DavidAndGoliathI Samuel 17:32-47

“This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.” {vs.46-47}

 

Today our churches seem feeble and cowering like Saul’s army while the devil takes the field and curses our God and mocks our Saviour?

Everyday the headlines read like a true Bible believer’s worst nightmare.

Our Christian forefathers could have never envisioned the day in which we live.

Our nation’s founding fathers {even the deist and unbelievers among them} would think our present circumstances as bedlam.

The churches today seem to be retreating or holed up in their buildings instead of going to battle.

The silence is deafening.

While the armies of the living God {the churches and their pastors} hide in their tents and quake in their boots, I too must ask with David…IS THERE NOT A CAUSE?

The Bible says that David was, “…but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.” {vs.42}

David didn’t look like much …but the victory was not dependent upon David.

God doesn’t need our strength,

God told the Apostle Paul “…My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.

Paul said “when I am weak then I am strong”

God is not looking for a strong person.

God doesn’t need mans methods nor did David need Saul’s armor.

The men of Israel and their king were walking by sight.

If I understand this book aright, God does not use men or churches who are walking by sight.

Because Saul and his army were looking out instead of up all they could see was Goliath.

We have a tendency to leave God out of the equation and to put anything else in His place.

God seems prone to use those whom the world would never choose.

“…God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.” {I Cor. 1:27}

Will you speak up?

Will you trust in God?

Or will you be a coward?

David’s God is my God and the battle is still the Lord’s.

“…God’s people are strangers and pilgrims in this world and the world hates them, as it did their Lord, because they testify of it that its works are evil (John 7:7). This ungodly generation is more likely to break our necks than fall on our necks in love and appreciation.” – Vance Havner

May God help us to speak the truth even if it kills us.

 

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