Wednesday, February 26, 2014

David: Release from the hand of the giant (part 4 of 4)

Theme: Enter God’s Rest: Time for “R & R”
Release and Renewal/Restoration


David: Release from the hand of the giant (part 4 of 4)
~Release comes when you advance~

Psalm 25:15 NIV ~ My eyes are ever on the Lord,
for only he will release my feet from the snare.

1 Samuel 17:41-51 ~
Goliath walked out
toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him,42 sneering
in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy. 43 “Am I a
dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed
David by the names of his gods. 44 “Come over here,
and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and wild animals!” Goliath yelled.

45 David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword,
spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of
the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 Today
the Lord will conquer
you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead
bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know
that there is a God in Israel! 47 And everyone
assembled here will know that the Lord rescues
his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and he will give you to

48 As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet
him.49 Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a
stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The
stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground.

50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a
stone, for he had no sword. 51 Then David ran over
and pulled Goliath’s sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut
off his head. 
When the
Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they turned and ran.