Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 17:1-11, 26-32, 38-51 (day four)
David was only a youth…he had not been trained in the weapons of war. Goliath was not only a huge, muscular man, but he had trained in combat techniques since he was a youth. An obvious mismatch! Goliath was self-absorbed…he was trusting in his skills as a warrior. David was God-absorbed…he was trusting only in the Lord. Not only was David a contrast to Goliath, but also to Saul. David had served and ministered to Saul in his private quarters in his darkest moments, but when David prevailed over the giant, Saul did not even know who he was. Saul was focused on himself and his own authority. David was filled with the Spirit of God. The purity of David’s heart brought the overwhelming victory for God’s people, Israel.
What are the weapons in your hand? Are you trusting in your own abilities…your own wisdom…your own power? What about the focus of your heart? Are you self-absorbed or God-absorbed? Kingdom work requires a heart after God’s own heart! Psalm 139:23-24.