Today's reading: 2 Samuel 21:15-21
In these final verses of 2 Samuel 21, we get a recap of a number of extraordinary battle encounters that took place with the Philistines. Each confrontation mentioned is with a Philistine who was a giant and a descendant of a giant. But the size and appearance of these "super" men didn’t deter David or his men because their focus was on God and they knew and trusted that He was fighting for and with them.
The attention given to giants in this passage brought to mind Numbers 13-14 where the spies Moses had sent to scout out the promised land returned with the report that although the land was good, it was full of giants whom they believed to be undefeatable. In contrast to David and his men, ten of the twelve spies took their eyes off of God and instead chose to focus on the daunting giants. Their words and actions caused the Israelites to rebel and the result was disastrous.
What "giants" (a person, a situation, fears) are you currently facing? What does 2 Samuel 21:15-21 reveal about trusting God in and through our circumstances? What encouragement did you draw from these verses? Tami
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