FRIDAY 23 September, 2016
When the Philistines were at war again with Israel, David and his servants with him went down and fought against the Philistines; and David grew faint.Then Ishbi-Benob, who was one of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose bronze spear was three hundred shekels, who was bearing a new sword, thought he could kill David. - 2 Samuel 21:15-16
David has been in battle for so many years. He had killed a lot of people in war but there came a time, when he was almost killed himself. David became faint and Ishbi-Benob, a giant who was related to the Goliath, whom David slew as a youth, came towards him. His bronze spearhead weighed seven and a half pounds! The giant attacked, ready to kill with his new sharp drawn sword. The battle was fierce and David needed help.
Many Christian become faint as they battle against Satan, the world and the flesh; as they are constantly coming against us. (1 Peter 5:8; 1 John 2:16). Satan uses new strategy against us every day. He tries to take us down spiritually. The fastest way Christians loose the battle and get placed on the shelf––is through sexual sin. God cannot use them while they remain in sin (1 John 1:9-10).
If we are to have victory in our Christian life, we must have our full spiritual armor on and be ready to meet the enemy every day (Ephesians 6:10-18). It is important to have a devotional life with the Lord. How else can we renew our strength? The Bible teaches us in Isaiah 40:31:
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
Have you grown faint in the battle against the enemy as he bears down on your life? Spend time with God, be renewed and ask Him for help.
Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.
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