The Reply of the Heart

David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. ... This is the Lord’s battle, and he will give you to us!” [1Samuel 17:45,47 NLT]

What do you think of when you hear the phrase: "This is the Lord’s battle"? Do you imagine miraculous intervention? Or something else? In this example David seems to be speaking about how God will be using an insignificant shepherd boy to defeat an infamous and irreverent Philistine giant.

I really love the faith and confidence that envelope David's words. His response seems to come from a place deep within his heart. He knows where he has been. He understands who he is. He has seen God work through him before and he expects Him to work through him again. It is simply beautiful.

Help us Lord to remember when you worked through us. Give us a heart filled reply to our giants today.

... this devotion is part of a series about King David.

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