Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Is it what or who you know?

“…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…as the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him…so David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him…” I Samuel 17:45-50 NIV [italics & emphasis mine]

It is so easy to be hung up with what we know…our knowledge, qualifications and experience. This, more often than not, tend to make us proud and arrogant (like the loud mouth Goliath). While I know there is time and place for our knowledge and experience, our confidence should be in whom we know and not what we know. David said, that the Lord was/is his confidence since his youth and he should be yours too (Psalm 71:5, Proverbs 3:26).

Goliath approached David with what he knew, he was an experienced fighter, large in size and fully armoured in protective war gear—he had all the advantage. David on the other hand, came against Goliath with whom he knew, the Almighty God of Israel. David’s little experience in the wilderness was but a training that helped him to build his belief in God (I Sam 17:37) Are you facing life’s Goliath? Is it debts, illness, lack or any other social, financial and spiritual challenge/problem…know your God and what He can do and put your confidence in Him—proclaim the end while in the midst of it by/in faith. No wonder Daniel said, “…the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits…” [Dan 11:32b, NKJV italics and emphasis mine]
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