Today you should read: 1 Chronicles 20
Today, beginning in verse 4, we read about David capturing Rabbah, followed by a war with Phillistines that involved slaying giants. There is another story involving a Giant Phillistine in the Bible somewhere that I think many of us are familiar with: David and Goliath. Interestingly enough, both of these guys are mentioned in this passage in verse 5-8 when Elhanan stuck down Goliath’s brother and David along with his servants and defeated these Phillistine giants.
As many of you know, David has a little experience in slaying giants. One of the really cool things I notice about this passage however is that it is not just David who is going around being this giant exterminator of sorts, but it is also the work of his family and even his servants.
Now I know this may not be the exact point of this passage but it reminds me of the power God instills into ALL of His people and makes them able to accomplish amazing things for His Kingdom. I can imagine these servants were stunned that God was able to accomplish this feat through them. So many times we look at our Biblical heroes (Peter, Paul, Moses, David) or maybe even our church leaders (Pastors, Church Staff, Elders, Missionaries) as thosewhom God has empowered to do incredible things. Keep in mind and be encouraged that as a believer in Christ, you have received the same Holy Spirit that has accomplished the miraculous tasks of these people. If you allow yourself to be willing to do what God has asked of you, you, too, will be amazed atwhat the Lord is capable of. Regardless of where you are in your walk with Christ, knowing we have the Holy Spirit should give us confidence that God will always supply the power to accomplish the task He has given us, no matter how giant it may seem.
Posted by: Chris Leeper, Ministry Intern-West Campus