What we learn from David and his life, is that while he was young and also king he continued to rely upon God for guidance. He did this even before he fought against his enemies, and was victorious. Even many people of different lands respected David because they knew of his strong belief in God, which sustained him. You can know this by searching the scriptures and reading the different accounts of David in 1st and 2nd Samuel, 1st Chronicles, 1st Kings,and most notably the Book of Psalm. Where today we will focus on one such account in 1 Chronicles. In this instance, 1“there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David. And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it. Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.” (1 Chronicles 12:16-18) So we learn that God’s hand was for David and his enemies needed to know this also. If people came peaceably to him and the people of Israel, then they were doing the same to God. However, people that want to do him wrong, the Lord God also rebukes. This is faith, my friends. To have God on our side, we can win any battle.
Nobody can come against God and win the battle. The same can be said for people that rely upon God, for He is their fortress in times of need. Even people around us can see our great faith in the way we talk and walk it out. There can be times like David had in this instance where 1“Amasai, who was the chief of the captains” (1 Chronicles 12:18), also had the Spirit of God fall upon him, after simply talking with David. You see, this was set up by God when the man responded and said, 1“peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee.” (1 Chronicles 12:18) People can know that we are born again because we are no longer living for the flesh, but for God. This is especially true when our desire is to witness the truths of God to people. These people we meet won’t help but see something different in us because of the boldness in our speech, the way we love and respect them, and how we care for their needs. I’ve had this happen time and time again, and it is in these moments that I am able to reach them with the gospel message of the cross of Jesus and the resurrection. Many of them have also prayed for salvation and asked Jesus into their hearts, which is the fruits of evangelism. You see, the enemies of God may not want to hear Him, but in death, He will rebuke them, as David said. However, those that come peaceably to people in the faith, they also come unto Christ the same way. These are those people that God can do a wonderful work in their lives, while leading them out of destruction and onto a path which leads to heaven.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people of all ages will see that I am for You. May they come to know how much I love and honor You with all my heart, mind, and soul. This isn’t just a belief that I can simply respond yes to when asked if I am a Christian, for I know that it would disrespect You if my heart was not truly for You, Lord. I know that even the devil and his demons know You and tremble. Therefore, if I say anything about You, it is genuine. To dishonor my king would bring dishonor upon me also. Therefore, I pray that people will see something different about me. May they not just think that I am for You by how I talk, but how I love and respect them. I pray that every person that comes to me peaceably, You will also bless, for it is in honor of You also. But I know that people that come to only combat me and to try to test my faith are Your enemies, of which there is no peace. These people are rebuked, for they not only trample upon what we believe in, but what You have done for our lives also. It is my prayer that such people that are hard-hearted and aren’t willing to hear You, will have the fear of God in their lives. Then will they know the destructive path they are on. Even some may repent and come to know You before it is too late. I do not wish to see any person I’ve known and talked with be thrown into the lake of fire, but be saved and go to heaven. You are our God, so speak life into those people that are ready to listen. Help me reach them with the gospel message. Thank You for using me for Your kingdom. I Believe In You. I trust in You. I love You, God. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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