#2116 Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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1 Samuel 17: 14 So David was the youngest. Now the three oldest followed Saul, 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s flock at Bethlehem.
Have you ver felt bound in your position and duties according to your place on the scheme of your life? David, the younger, was fit in his families eyes to serve as shepherd, fetch and carry servant, and to obey every whim of his father, his brothers, and even the king. Yet, without rebelling he dutifully went back and forth from his family home to the battlefield with needed supplies for his brothers who were often found cowering in fear from the threat of Goliath of Gath.
The only thing that would cause David to question his position was, when there seemed to be no response to the blasphemies of the giant. David had an extreme kind of faith honed by long hours facing the dangers of the wilderness and having as his only companion the presence of God by His Holy Spirit. David then, emboldened by his faith, stood out from his brothers and all of his contemporaries by facing down what at the time was the biggest fear and stumbling block to the nation. Faithlessness.
We live today in a faithless culture. Every day we swallow some kind of taunt or insult to the Lord our God. We “forgive” (read ignore) them by and large and do not engage. Where is that courage of abandon that David demonstrated so clearly on the battlefield that fateful day?