Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 17:23-24, 41-47
Memory verses: 1 Samuel 17:23-24, “Then as he talked with them, there was the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, coming up from the armies of the Philistines; and he spoke according to the same words. So David heard them. And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him and were dreadfully afraid.”
When Saul and the Israeli army drew up in battle against the Philistines, they were paralyzed with fear by Goliath and what he shouted to them, “Are you not servants of Saul?” Satan loves to shout in our ears. Goliath is a type of Satan, and that was why he lied to them about their identity. Unfortunately, because the Israelites saw themselves as servants of Saul, they were intimidated. This was coupled with the fact that King Saul himself, whom they were “servants of ”, was also intimidated and didn’t know who he was. This was until someone who knew who he was came into the picture - David, a young teenager, 17 years of age. David gave it back to Goliath, the uncircumcised Philistine, by telling him who they were, an army of the living God.
truth at the enemy. David had an experiential knowledge of God through worship and fellowship even when no one was there in the wilderness while tending his sheep. He tested God when the lion and bear came, and proved Him to be a Man of war. The size of your trial is an indication of the magnitude of promotion ahead. Your victory is contingent on how you see yourself, either as an ordinary person or a child of the Most High God. In His presence, He reveals Himself to us, and we know who we are. No time is wasted if it is spent in personal communion with God because that is where we are transformed