October 24, 2013
The story of David and Goliath is one of the most well known events in the Bible. Even nonreligious people know something about this particular story. David is the underdog, Goliath is the undefeatable giant, and David wins the victory against seemingly impossible odds. When David was first anointed as King, he didn’t really understand any more than just that, he would be King. In God’s eyes, however, David was already King, but David hadn’t realized it yet.
This is the same as us concerning our position “in Christ.” You are there, as a believer, “in Christ” whether you know it or not.
Now as David was tending the sheep, he began to think about what being the King really meant. It meant that he was in God’s hands and nothing would happen to him until he was King, thus he could fight bears and lions and Goliath's without fear of being killed because he now understood his position as a future King and his position concerning God. That must have been a liberating realization for David as he began to accept the truth concerning God’s promise. Once David became King, he fully realized that which he had only thought about as a young man. He was God’s man, to do God’s will, in God’s time. He operated from his position, as King, and the same should be for us, to operate from our position “in Christ,” as a joint heir, seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven.
Colossians 3:1-3 says, “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”
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