Today my husband preached on the battle of David and Goliath. He has been in a series about David defeating Goliath for maybe 2+ months. It just so happened that today’s message was on the actual battle where David defeated Goliath. You see, David was the youngest son- a lowly shepherd boy whom God had been preparing LONG before David became King. He (David) was faithful in the small things so when it came time to defeat Goliath, he knew the battle belonged to the Lord and his only task was to remain faithful.
David not only defeated Goliath but he had to cut his head off as a token... this was to show the pagans who worshipped false Gods that they had no power over the true God. This sounds really disgusting- and it is- but we cannot be blind to the sin and horror that still exists in this world today. We are in a war against an unseen enemy. This enemy wants to have power over our lives, our families, our children. We must remain vigilant to protect them. Our true enemy is found in sin and death. Jesus has defeated BOTH. We can rest in knowing that Jesus fights our battles and prepares us each day... so that when then time comes to stand up, we are ready.
One day, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord. The “powers” of the world will bow to the Lord. Some will bow before Him because they love and worship Him now. For others it will be too late. But all will recognize Him as the one true King.
God uses those who are faithful to carry out His will. I want to be faithful to live and serve as He has called me to! During this time of (self) Quarantine and social distancing, I don’t want to Question all that The Lord has revealed to me. It’s important to be watchful and aware, but also to trust in His timing.
This has been a stressful week for everyone that I know. Parents, teachers, friends, business owners, the list goes on. I hope that this will encourage you to continue to be faithful in the everyday, ordinary tasks that the Lord has called you to do. While we are homeschooling our kids, or fixing them a snack for the 76,982 time, or working from home, or whatever it may be, let’s do it well.
“I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the GOAL for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 3:13-14