“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” – Philippians 4:13
Read : 2 Samuel 23:1-20; Ephesians 3:16; Isaiah 40:29-31
In today’s text, there is a long chronicle of King David’s men of renown. Each performed a feat so unforgettable that the Bible records each in detail. To be renowned is to be celebrated for great heroic achievements. It is only natural to run from challenges that are of gigantic proportions, but it is supernatural to face them. Always assess each obstacle as a passport to glory. For the Israelites to be delivered, Pharaoh had to be conquered; to get to the Promised Land, the Red sea had to be crossed; behind the thick walls was the promised City of Jericho and behind Goliath was David’s promotion. So, never shy away from obstacles. Obstacles are sent to stop you; distractions are sent to break your focus. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Identify and overcome your obstacles, ignore your distractions, and your recognition will come.
I am amazed at the boldness and fearlessness of David’s men. The one thing I saw as a common denominator was that they would never run from their opponents. They ran towards “danger” as opposed to all the others running from perceived danger. Even when there was very little possibility for victory and the greater probability for defeat and even death, they just stood their ground. It seemed to me like they were resolved to never turn their backs on their opponents. Win or lose, they were staying.
God apparently loved this attitude because we see that He always backed them up and gave them astonishing victories.
Someone once said, “The fight is fixed. No matter how bloodied you get, just show up, You are guaranteed to win!”
I have made up my mind to stand no matter what, to keep on fighting.
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