King Saul was determined to kill David. Envy and jealousy had filled his heart, and he continually sent men to find and slay David. David fled for his life. He said, "There is but a step between me and death" (1 Samuel 20:3).
After counseling with God's prophet Samuel, David traveled to Nob (a city of priests) where he hoped to receive comfort, counsel, and supplies. When David asked Ahimelech the priest for a spear or a sword, Ahimelech told him he had "the sword of Goliath . . . if thou wilt take that, take it."
What encouragement the sight of that sword must have brought! It was a reminder of the victory God had given David in spite of the incredible odds that were against him. Not only that, but this sword had been tested and proved. Goliath would not have had an inferior weapon.
How many times are we in severe trials, and we wonder if we are going to make it? We have an enemy who is trying to kill us spiritually. Like King Saul, he is relentless! This account of David tells us how we can have victory:
(1)Counsel with spiritual leaders (2)Make worship services a priority (3)Take the tested and proven Word (the Sword of the Spirit)
It is easy to lose sight of the power there is in God's Word! It must be our DAILY bread. We have an enemy who is ever working to destroy us. It would be good to start every day with the Bible. Let us say, like David, "There is none like that; give it [to] me!"
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face. —Ronald Reagan
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