A Meditation: On 1 Samuel 17:45 // We Are On The Winning Team //

by Matheus Yuhlung

“Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied” – 1 Samuel 17:45 

Three things we can learn from David’s response here:

  • We are not our own: We are God’s property. Whatever trouble befalls us; it also becomes the business of God as well. We should never think that we are all on our own. If anything troubles you today – you take it to God. Will a father stay aloof of the troubles of his son? Never. The God of David that fought for him will also fight for you. You have no reason to get intimidated by the legions of satanic forces that lay on your path. God will tear them up like He tore the red sea and brought His people out from the bondage of foreign oppression.
  • Earthly troubles are a mere manifestation of spiritual warfare: Remember Job? The troubles that befall him had nothing to do with him. It was a mere dialogue between satan and God that ignited the series of afflictions that troubled him. Whatever that happens on heaven and earth is God’s business. We only need to be still and trust in His administration. And at the end of the day whatever you think you’d have lost; you will be restored the double.
  • Jesus reigns: Lastly, never forget that you are on the winning team. No matter how strong your opponent look, no matter how depressing your troubles look – know that there is nothing Christ has not concurred for you. The one who defeated death will also defeat all your troubles.