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Who is Worthy? We Have the Tools

Updated: Jul 23, 2023




So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. There was no sword in the hand of David. 1 Samuel 17:50

David Part 2

We see that God is not done with David. He has so many plans for this young man. Although he has been annointed by Samuel, David is still not king. Saul is still king, and the Philistines are causing problems for Israel. David’s father sends him to the battle front where his older brothers are fighting., and for 40 days a giant named Goliath has been taunting Israel. David is angered by this and is willing to be the man that stands up against him.


King Saul finds David to be too young and tells him so, but David doesn’t back down. He has courage and stands strong in the belief that God will be with him. God has helped him fight bears before, so why wouldn’t he be able to fight a giant man? In fact, David does not even wear armor to face this giant. He goes with his sling, some stones and his faith in the Lord to deliver him and the people of Israel.


No matter your size or strength God sees you are worthy to do his work for him. Once again, God sees the heart of the boy who was willing to face Goliath. None of the other men in the army were willing to do this. Even Eliab, David’s brother was there, you know the one that looked so good he just had to be the future king? Well, he wasn’t even courageous enough to fight the Philistine.


I am so glad that God uses us and the tools we have at hand to do His work. Maybe you have very little money, maybe you feel your talents are small and not good enough to do big things. God will take those tools and slay the giant in your life, just as he used a stone and a sling for a boy to slay Goliath. Don’t sell yourself short. Take a good look at yourself and open your heart up to be used by God, and then do what he is calling you to do, even if it seems too big for you. God will give you what you need. In fact, He may already have.


Meditation:

1. Think about why David was willing to stand up to Goliath. He did not like the way he talked about God or His people. Sit quietly and ask the Lord to show you the areas in your life you need to stand up for God.


2. Write out your goals, big or small. Then think of ways that the tools you have at hand now can help you achieve those goals. Thank God for what he shows you.


Mindset shift:

Do not allow negative thoughts to diminish your goals. Ask the Lord to give you ways to fight the negative thoughts that may keep you from living up to the potential God has for you.

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Jul 23, 2023

In today’s society it’s all about appearance. Focusing on character and Bible based teachings is more important for sure.

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