Scripture: 2 Samuel 23:14
David was then in the stronghold, while the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
Insights: In today’s verse we see the Philistines attempted to strike the new found king at his heart by attacking his home of Bethlehem. It is more than likely that they did not know David had moved his family to Moab under the protection of its king. It is probable they thought this attack on Bethlehem would demoralize David and make it easier for them to defeat him and place Israel under their subjection. Again, like yesterday, this got me thinking about some of our life situations we experience. Another one of those that we often times experience is assaults from our true enemy, Satan. He hates us and wants nothing more than to steal, kill and destroy our lives. He, like the nation of Philistia, wants to strike at our heart. Philistia attacked Bethlehem, Satan attacks at whatever is near and dear our heart. His hope and desire is to get us to take our focus off of the Lord and onto our present struggle and time of need. He desires to break our spirit and make it subject to his evil attacks and intentions. Beloved, let me encourage you to run to Jesus and let Him fight your battles for you. Let His strength protect you and let His righteous hand uphold you. He is your advocate and your defender. Let Him be your rock and fortress, your ever present help in times of need. Run to Jesus, because He has already defeated Satan and his assaults on your life.
- Are you experiencing an assault in your life?
- Are you running to Jesus to let Him fight your spiritual battles?
Prayer: Father, as Your child I am constantly assaulted by the enemy. There are times the attacks are more concentrated and intense, but the attacks are real no matter what. Help me Lord to understand the truth that I don’t have to fight the battle, because Jesus already has. Help me to understand all You have asked me to do is run to You and let You be my defender and advocate before the assaults of Satan. Amen.