Archive for July, 2016

We find a story of great hope for today’s increasing divide within our world in the Book of Samuel chapter 17. A great army, among which are several giants, has risen against God’s people; and all of God’s people run and hide at the taunting of this fierce looking opposition. One young shepherd man named David, however, while visiting the besieged camp one day, did not even hesitate to rise and offer to go and defeat this enemy; because he knew the Power of God within his personal everyday life. In verses 17 + 45 – 46ac – 47: we read, “And David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of the Philistine. And (King) Saul said to David, “Go and may the Lord be with you. Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the Name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.” David came to his enemy in, and with the Name of the Lord…

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