Wow. Nine weeks of the Word Wednesday Challenge, and we’re in I Samuel. I’m having a blast learning everyone else’s favorite verses and hearing different points of view. I especially love hearing what makes Bible verses I’ve read over and over again personal to everyone else. God is so amazing!
I Samuel 17: 47–All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s and he will give all of you into our hands.
As a firm believer in spiritual warfare and Ephesians 6:12, I love this verse. We are triumphant not because of anything we have done, but because of our God who saves. We spend a whole lot of time trusting in our own personal strength when we struggle. We trust in the strength of our military to protect us as a nation. But who is really our strength and our protector? God.
Some of you know I battled fear for years, but only God could save me. Only God could deliver me. Only God could defeat the enemy that had me tied up in chains. That is why this verse grabs me by the heart and squeezes tight. You cannot look at my life and claim any physical being healed me. You can’t call it luck or timing or anything natural. That battle was God’s, and He delivered the enemy into my hands. We could all say the same about the sins for which we’ve been forgiven. The Lord has delivered us.
Oh, that just pure ol’ excites me! Anybody want to have prayer meeting? 🙂
Okay, your turn. I Samuel. What speaks to you? Leave a comment here or blog about it and leave your address here. Can’t wait to hear from you!