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In Touch Daily Devotional 3rd September 2023 – A Sure Defense

In Touch Daily Devotional 3rd September 2023 –  A Sure Defense
In Touch Daily Devotional 3rd September 2023 – A Sure Defense

In Touch Daily Devotional 3rd September 2023, Sunday

In Touch Daily Devotional 3 September 2023 – Sunday Daily Devotional Message Written Dr. Charles Stanley

TOPIC: A Sure Defense

SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 17:1-53

David’s battle with Goliath was more than a fight between two nations. It was a defense of Jehovah’s name and a challenge to those who doubted His supremacy.

King Saul doubted that the young man could be victorious over a seasoned warrior like Goliath. But as David pointed out in today’s passage, the only way a boy with a sling could defeat the giant Philistine was by the Lord’s hand (v. 37). In confronting Goliath, David showed courage, but what really drove him was righteous indignation: “For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he has dared to defy the armies of the living God?” (v. 26).

Today this narrative is often read merely as a triumphant underdog tale. Modern audiences may take comfort in the belief that they’ll never have to deal with such a scenario. But the real story is that David stood up for God, and there are times when we should do the same. We don’t need a degree to defend our faith. Our “smooth stones” (v. 40) are the truths we’ve learned from the Bible. Just remember that whatever the outcome, the battle is the Lord’s (v. 47), and He gives victory to the faithful.

Bible in One Year: Ezekiel 23-25

Thought: Choosing to stand for the Lord is a victory—no matter the outcome of the battle.

In Touch Daily Devotional 3rd September 2023. Charles Stanley is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.

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