1 Samuel 17.38-58
Reference: v. 45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
Explore: Goliath had surrounded himself with all his armour, David had left all the outward protection behind and surrounded himself with his faith in the Lord.
Application: Often we surround ourselves with the armour of the world and we don’t put our faith in the protection of our Lord. Our protective armour may not be tangible, it may be our self-confidence, our work title, our accomplishments, our good looks or even faith in our money. And yet, even Paul says that all these accomplishments are rubbish and that we should have faith purely in our Lord and Saviour. I know in my heart that it is only the Lord that I need, but I often find myself feeling safe and protected by my money or my title. And yet all these things will pass away. I should plant my hope in nothing less than Jesus Christ, my Lord.
Prayer: Jesus, forgive me when I put my own accomplishments first. Today I reconfirm my whole-hearted faith in you. Amen.
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.