Trust in the Lord our God
David believed that God would gain the victory (1 Samuel 17:26, 32, 37). David wanted to be part of God’s plan. He trusted that God could and would use him. How refreshing to think that someone would volunteer to give his service to the Lord. Today we hear so many people say that they can’t do this or that for the Lord because the Lord has not called them into a particular service. David didn’t wait to be called. David volunteered to put his life on the line for God’s honor. I absolutely believe that God calls people into His service. But, I also think that many people hide behind the phrase, “God has not called me to do that.”
I am not sure who first said it, but I have heard the sentiment that asks, “has God called you to sit at home and not take th e Gospel to a dying world?” Many people must believe that is what God has called them to do because that is exactly the way they have responded to Christ’s call to carry His Word to the world and make disciples.
1 Samuel 17:29–33 English Standard Version
29 And David said, “What have I done now? Was it not but a word?” 30 And he turned away from him toward another, and spoke bin the same way, and the people answered him again as before.
31 When the words that David spoke were heard, they repeated them before Saul, and he sent for him. 32 And David said to Saul, c“Let no man’s heart fail because of him. dYour servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” 33 And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth.”
Psalm 20:7 King James Version
- Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.