The Battle Is the Lord's
Devotional for Thursday, March 22 2018 - « Previous
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If you are to fulfill God's purpose for your life, you will need to learn to discern His voice from all the others. David had to lend a deaf ear to Saul's voice, his brother's voice, and probably the voice in his own head that kept stating the obvious: you are too small, too young, too inexperienced, blah, blah, blah. Instead he decided to focus on God; not on the giant, not on himself, not on the others.

The powerful name of God "Lord of hosts" is used 241 times in the Jewish Scriptures. Amazing! This is not one of many gods, like the Philistine claimed. No! This is the God of the armies of heaven and earth! And it is His name that is on the line. David's passion is for God's reputation. And then he says something that I need to remember every day: "the battle is the Lord's"! Not mine, not yours . . . but God's! And God's ways are different from our ways. The Philistines had the tallest champion, the most powerful weapons, and the best training. But God just needed a man after His own heart. And He chose David.

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