If You Believe in God He will Help
1 Samuel 17:45-46
‘David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will hand you over to me and I will strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.”
Here we see that David believed and had faith that God would guide him and give him power to conquer the Philistine soldier Goliath. The Philistines selected him as their champion – the one fit to fight all comers. But we must trust in God, as David did here, and God gave him the power to conquer.
‘For the word of the Lord is right and true, he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice, the earth is full of his unfailing love. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth: he gathers the waters of the sea into jars. Let all the earth fear the Lord, let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke and it came to be, he commanded and it stood firm’.
The hands of our Lord are pure and he is waiting to welcome us into his Kingdom. No-one will enter it who is unholy, so now is the time for us to review our lives before God and confess our sins. No matter how long we have been in the faith, we must confess each day through prayer. If we don’t seek forgiveness our places in the kingdom will be lost in the last day.
‘Salvation is found in no-one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved, except through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ (Acts 4:12) Rom.12:1-2: ‘I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as living sacrifices, holy, and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.’ ‘Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer.’(v.11-12)
Bro. Weston Kamota, (Magunje, Zimbabwe)