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Feb 4

Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Thursday. February 4th. The 5th day of the Hebraic week.

Our verse today is 1 Sam. 17:45

1 Sam. 17:45
David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of YHWH Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”

Most everyone has heard this story. The story where we see this little shepherd boy armed only with a sling shot goes out and takes on a trained warrior. A trained warrior who happens to be a giant, by the way. David may have been little and was “only” a shepherd boy. But he was trained. He was well trained. Maybe not in the ways of hand to hand combat as a soldier, but his faith was firm, solid and steadfast in YHWH.

To prove this point, look at his words to Goliath.

46“This day YHWH will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that YHWH saves; for the battle is YHWH’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”

Was David trained? You know it!

I’ve seen images that say “King Saul said ‘Goliath is too big to fight'” David said “Goliath is too big to miss.” That sounds good, but I don’t believe it matches to what happened. I believe a more correct thought on this event would be better said as …”King Saul said ‘Goliath is too big to fight,’ David said ‘YHWH is much bigger.'” David trusted in YHWH. Not his own ability to hit the target.

What are you currently facing? Don’t focus on your abilities to overcome it. That’s trusting in Yourself. Train yourself to trust in Him.

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day.

We’ll come back to this story tomorrow.

Until tomorrow, shalom!