Tuesday, 16 August 2011

3 Truths About David’s Brothers


David’s seven brothers were each circumcised: a mark of divine ownership. Yet not one of them would fight Goliath. Why?

It was so because:
1. They allowed the fears of those around them to erode their faith. Fear is contagious; if you listen to it long enough you will get infected. Now, you should not be isolated from the world, but you must be insulated against its negative influences. Listening to Goliath wore David’s brothers down, so who are you listening to? Get God’s opinion and build your life around it. Allow His Word to settle every issue.

2. They had no personal track record with God to fall back on. There are no insignificant battles in their lives. The little battles equip us for the big battles which shape our destiny. The lion he killed as a boy was big, the bear was bigger and Goliath was bigger yet. But he wasn’t intimidated. The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine (1 Samuel 17: 37 NKJV). Stand on your ‘God moments’ What you believe in a crisis will be determined by the experiences you have had with God in the past.

3. They have looks that impressed but not hearts that sought God. So He disqualified them saying, ‘The Lord does not see as a man sees; for a man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7 NKJV). David’s spiritual core was formed while observing creation and having fellowship with his creator. As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirst for God, for the living God (Psalm 42:1-2 NKJV). Can you say that?

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