Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2012 February 29 - Morning Manna

Moreover the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David waxed faint. And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David. But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel. And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, which was of the sons of the giant. And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam. And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant. And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him. These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
(2 Samuel 21:15-22)
Today's Morsel: Even though there were other battles, it seems that Goliath was the first giant Israel had to face. They seem to have seen nothing like Goliath before. He was a threat. A tormenter. A force to be reckoned with because of his size. The size of a man can cause you to be intimidated and fear if we aren't careful. That is what Satan tries to do, is intimidate you. He tries to make you think that he is some big giant. But Isaiah said that when we see him we are going to say, "Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?" (Isaiah 14:16-17). Peter said that all he is as a roaring lion walking about seek whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:7). Basketball superstar Shack O'Neal was like a giant when he came into the NBA. Because of his size, everyone feared him. And because of his size, he pushed players around and he dominated the courts. But soon, other giants started coming into the league. And now other teams have giant players and Shack is out because they began to stand up to him and push him back. Giants are going to keep on coming. There are going to be giant problems and giant situations that you are going to face. There are going to be things that really put fear into your life. There are going to be problems so big that you are going to wonder how they got so big. But when these giants start coming, you just need to heed the Word of God and remember, "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world" (1 John 4:4). There is NO weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD" (Isaiah 54:17). So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him" (Isaiah 59:19). Whose report will you believe? I choose to believe the report of the Lord.
Sing: Whose report will you believe, we shall believe the report of the Lord; Whose report will you believe, we shall believe the report of the Lord; His report says I am heal, His report says I am fillec, His report say I am free, His report says victory!

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