March 9, 2021 Spirit Meat Devotional : Topic – ACTING ON COVENANT BASIS (1) – 1 Samuel 17: 25-26
God wants every believer to understand, very well, the matter of the covenant. A lot of Christians operate in life as if they are not in covenant with God. This is largely due to the ignorance of such people. You know Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” The problem of God’s people is not plenty of devils or the power of the devil but ignorance of what they should know.
The covenant is what compels God to behave towards a covenant beneficiary in a special way. When David confronted Goliath, he did not use anything to defeat Goliath different from what all the other Jews had, but they did not know it. You must understand the danger of ignorance when you are walking with God. If there is anything that God wants us to know and know very well, it is the covenant.
The people of God with Saul at the battlefield were rating Goliath based on his physical status, but David was looking at whether he had the circumcision or not. David called the children of Israel ‘the armies of the living God,’ Goliath called them ‘the servants of Saul.’ They called themselves ‘children of Israel’. Correctly defining who you are is going to determine the outcome you will experience in the battles of life. Don’t call yourself what God has not called you. If you are born again, you have a covenant with God. You have all that you need to be victorious in the battles of life.
PRAYER: Lord, I separate myself from the ignorance that keeps a man in trouble despite his covenant position. Amen.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 11:24-13:33, Mark 14:22-52, Psalm 52:1-9, Proverbs 11:1-3