“David said to the Philistine: “You come against me with a dagger, a spear, and sword, but I come against you in the name of Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel’s armies — you have defied Him. Today, the LORD will hand you over to me. Today, I’ll strike you down, cut your head off, and give the corpses of the Philistine camp to the birds of the sky and the creatures of the earth. Then all the world will know that Israel has a God, and this whole assembly will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves, for the battle is the LORD’s. He will hand you over to us.”- 1 Samuel 17:45-47
Wow! As I read that in a devotion I became really excited. Shucks, I felt like, “Man, I’m ready to roll out on Goliath with you David. Let’s go!” David told Goliath how it was going to go down with great confidence and no reluctance. For those of you who are familiar with the popular show “Scandal” picture Olivia Pope talking to someone when she’s in “Gladiator” mode and what she says goes. Got it?! Yes, that’s how sure David was certain that the Israelites would prevail.
Reading that scripture has literally made my day. It’s the after noon now, but there’s so much to navigate within this day and I am armed and ready. The Word of the Lord is my sword. May God get the glory this day and I walk with Him.