TOPIC: The Solution Is By Your Side
(Daily Manna DCLM 25 October 2018 Daily Devotional)
Text: 1 Samuel 17:12-24 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid“ (1 Samuel 17:24).
There was war between Israel and the Philistines in the valley of Elah. All the men of Israel were sore afraid when they saw Goliath, the champion of the Philistines and they fled from him. Eventually, David, the youngest of the eight sons of Jesse, was providentially and circumstantially brought to the scene of the battle. Though he was not enlisted as a soldier in the army, the Spirit of God moved him into action.
We should realise that it was the wise God who moved Jesse to send David, his youngest son, to the raging battle at this critical juncture of the war between Israel and Philistine. Jesse’s purpose of sending David to the battlefield was to see how his three eldest sons who were fighting in Saul’s army fared and also to give them food. Little did he know that he was merely carrying out God’s plan to send a deliverer to humiliate Goliath and grant victory to the people of Israel. Other Israelites, including the three brethren of David, might misunderstand David’s arrival at the battlefield at that critical moment. But God knew why.
Therefore, when certain things happen which you do not understand, commit them to God in prayer rather than complain, criticize or come to a wrong and sinful conclusion. Man’s understanding and knowledge are limited.
While the Israelites’ army panted and shook for fear of Goliath, they did not recognise that David was the champion in disguise that God had sent to the scene to deliver them. At the peak of your fear and anxiety, God will bring the solution very close to you.
Thought For The Day: Only faith in God will make you see His presence in the storms of life.
Bible Reading In One Year: Luke 10-11; John 10:22
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church.