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The God of David 2

The God of David

 

Two kinds of courage

Courage that is required.

Courage that is chosen.

How do we find this second kind of courage?

 

Who We Are Flows From WHOSE We Are!

This was a battle of representatives!

Goliath stood for all Philistia 1 Sam 17:8

Israelite soldiers stood for … Saul?

Where Goliath got it RIGHT

Our identities are tied to WHO we belong to.

 

Where Goliath got it WRONG

The army didn’t belong to Saul.

Now the Israelites had been saying, “Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out to defy  Israel. The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter in marriage and will exempt his family from taxes in Israel.”

1 Sam 17:25.

 

David’s words:

Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”

1 Sam 17:26

 

WHOSE We Are Must Flow Into HOW We Are!

For it not to ... Is a disgrace!

“What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel?” 

1 Sam 17:26

But this is the Enemy’s Tactic!

1 Sam 17:28, 1 Sam 17:33

 

HOW We Are Must Reveal WHO HE IS!

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. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 

1 Sam 17:45-46

 

HOW We Are Must Reveal WHO HE IS!

Not just revealing to those who don’t know…

… but reminding those who do!

All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 

1 Sam 17:47

 

How about you?

Is there an area in your life where God is calling you to CHOOSE courage?

Anchor your identity in WHOSE you are!

Live knowing WHOSE you are is MIGHTY!

And so, reveal His character RIGHTLY!

 

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