Blessing

 

Blessing 101 – 1 Samuel 17:46

This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. (1 Samuel 17:46)
Saying the words that we read above required a lot of courage and faith and David finally did what he said. Interestingly, David started off by saying, “This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand…..” and not “This day I will smite thee…” because he knew that without the Lord intervening he wouldn’t be able to do anything. Here was a giant who had created terror among the Israelites for 40 days and to say the words above either would make people think that he was crazy or he had some magical powers.
Even when Goliath looked David over he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.
Must have been in the movies, the fella; and here he was challenging a giant.
No wonder then that Saul commented:
“Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.” (1 Samuel 17:33)”
They all called him a youth, but this fellow had guts, so as to say, and did not back out. And the rest as they say is “history”.
Paul the apostle, writing to Timothy said, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)”
Has God called you to minister for him? Forget about them who look down on you because you are young. As Paul says, “Set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity”
Remember, many called David a youth and a youth he was when he confronted Goliath, but the Lord did great things through him. Trust in the Lord. He will do great things through you too. But remember to give him all the glory. God bless.
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