David and Goliath (pt.3) #216

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1 Samuel 17:34-37

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1 Samuel 17:34-37

1 Samuel 17:34-37 King James Version

  1. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
  2. And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.
  3. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.
  4. David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.

Remember Past Victories

David was able to trust the Lord because the Lord had led in many ways in the past (1 Samuel 17:34-37). David knew that he could fight Goliath even though he had never faced a giant in the past. David used the past victories to give confidence that God would continue to work in and through him.

You may be facing some great obstacles in your life today, but what have you seen God accomplish in the past? Don’t you think He is able to continue to work in greater ways in the future? Allow those past victories to encourage you to attempt greater things for the Lord. Maybe gaining new ground in your spiritual life is not what you need right now. Maybe you just need to get back to where you once were in your relationship with God. Get back there by being inspired by God’s faithfulness to you in the past. Then boldly step forward into new victories God wants to give you.