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The Lord Will Deliver Us From The Power Of The Enemy
Bible Passage 1 Samuel 17:32-47
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & book 1 Samuel.

The Lord Will Deliver Us From The Power Of The Enemy

  • Rev. Bright Mawuena Nfodzo
Date preached April 27, 2022

32 David told Saul, “Let no one’s courage fail because of him; your servant will go fight this Philistine.”

33 Saul told David, “You can’t go against this Philistine and fight him. You are only a young man, but he has been a warrior since his youth.”

34 David told Saul, “Your servant has been a shepherd for his father. When a lion or bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

35 I would go out after it, strike it down, and rescue the lamb from its mouth. Then when it rose up against me, I would grab it by its fur, strike it down, and kill it.

36 Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he defied the armies of the living God.”

37 David continued, “The LORD who delivered me from the power of the lion and the power of the bear will also deliver me from the power of this Philistine.” Saul told David, “Go! And may the LORD be with you.”

38 Saul put his garments on David, set a bronze helmet on his head, and put armor on him.

39 David strapped Saul’s sword over his garments and tried to walk, but he was not used to the armor. David told Saul, “I can’t walk in these because I’m not used to them,” and then took them off.

40 He took his staff in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook and put them in the pouch in his shepherd’s bag. He approached the Philistine with his sling in his hand.

41 With a man carrying his shield in front of him, the Philistine kept coming closer to David.

42 When the Philistine looked and saw David, he had contempt for him, because he was only a young man. David had a dark, healthy complexion and was handsome.

The Philistines again assembled their troops to fight against Israel.

To fight an enemy in ancient warfare, the invaders challenged the defenders by calling for a contest between the champions of the two sides. At this time David was back on his father’s farm at Bethlehem, for he did not need to remain at Saul’s court when Saul was away directing affairs on the battlefield.

But circumstances later brought David to the scene of the battle, and he discovered that the Philistines had a champion, Goliath, whom no Israelite dared to fight. David was not even a soldier, but he volunteered to fight the Philistines.

He reasoned that since Goliath had defied God he was certain of defeat, and since Israel was God’s army it was certain of victory. David killed Goliath without using a sword or a spear, proving that God did not need weapons to save His people.

The Philistines fled in confusion, but the Israelites caught and killed many of them, then plundered the camp they left behind.

🔷 Let us do it well when we have the opportunity to serve without asking what we will gain from it. David’s work as a shepherd gave him experience

🔷 No physical amour can protect you in this life

🔷 Everyone who goes and fights in the name of the Almighty God will be victorious

🔷 Age does not matter where God is. God can decide to put His Spirit and power into any young person to work for Him

💥 Ask God to give you the courage to face your challenges
💥 Pray that God will glorify Himself through you in every situation of your life

Those who depend on themselves and there might well not be victorious against those who go in the name of the Lord. When we call the name of the Lord, everything threatening our life shall be defeated.

In series Bright Morning Reflections