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.
1 Samuel 30:23b
He has protected us and delivered into our hands the raiding party that came against us.
Knowing God and myself are the two topics I am studying on this year. As I walk through this journey, the story of King David was one among others where God proved Himself to be Lord and David showed himself to be the man after God’s own heart.
The story of David fighting Goliath (1 Samuel 17) and the story of David pursuing the Amalekites (1 Samuel 30) serve as an important reminder for me of who God really is and who we are. David knew God is mightier than any of his enemies; he knew God had equipped him when he fought Goliath. David also knew the urgency of the issue when the Amalekites took captive his two wives and all the Israelites but he recognized the necessity to seek God’s first before he could take any action.
How many times in our lives we have to face the giant in front of us but our heart shrink within us? How many times we feel the urgency to do something and we just do it without consulting first to God our intention and our action? Do we really put God as Lord in our lives? God is always the same yesterday, today and tomorrow: He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and David and Paul. He is the Lord of our pastor, mentor and teacher. He is also our Lord and God and He will be God till the eternity. Though not all of us will be king or warrior or great apostle, we are all God’s children and His servant, called to fulfill His purpose and mission to love others and all will come to know Him.
- Jenni Wang