God should be the foundation of Christian relationships. Upon that foundation we should encourage one another to practice love and good works. The only way to do this is to be together. We cannot make it on our own; we have to protect and provide for each other. The world will not support us. When we have God and each other, in truth, we are never alone.
We fight battles for Christ, but not for flesh and blood. We will win the war if we have endurance, dependability, and desire to serve. We have to be willing to fight, but God is the on who wins the battle. We must have faith that God will do it.
God allows us to choose; we must choose the right thing. Let’s choose spiritual over carnal, eternal over temporal. Choose God’s will over man’s, commitment over convenience. Our Choices will effect our eternity.
Jonathon took his armor bearer and sneaked into the enemy’s camp. Because God was on Jonathon’s side, he did not need an army. He had confidence that God was in control. The Lord saved Israel that day.
The Bible describes remembering as an action. We choose both what things to remember and what things to forget. We must remember all the things God has both done for us and promised to us. We must forget the things of the world that tempt us. Remembering God’s favor will give us the strength for the trials of life. Along the way, however, we must forget the faults of others so God will forget our faults.
Abraham was willing to offer his son as an offering to God because he trusted God. Much later, Abraham’s children stood at the entrance to the promised land and did not trust God. God has brought us to the entrance of the heavenly promised land. We have a choice to make. Will we stand up with courage like Abraham, or will we return to bondage because of fear?
The account of David and Goliath is not just a children’s story; the events of that day are relevant to us now. When a scary giant challenges us, we must use the power of God to defeat him. Leaning on our own understanding will only enable fear.