Standing on the promises

I Samuel 17:48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.

David ran not only towards the giant but towards the enemy army. While others cowered David charged.

He didn’t just talk a good fight he lived it. When problems arise you need not flee. The one you serve will give you great power and success as you honor his name by taking a stand and hurrying to the Lord’s battle.

The philistine in his pride and anger thinks that by his loud roaring he can strike fear deep into the heart of David.

I Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

I wonder what he thought when instead of fear David showed faith. The devil may go about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour but victory is already our. We simply must stand on the promises.

I John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

About the author

Austin Gardner is pastor of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Previously he was church planting missionary in Peru for 20 years.

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