That all the Earth May Know

Reading for this Resurrection Sunday is 1 Samuel 17 – 19…

“…That all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.” 1 Samuel 17:46 (KJB)

This is the story of David and his defeat  of the Philistine giant Goliath who was defying the army of God – Israel – thus defying God Himself.  David loved God.  God especially loved David.

David was determined that Goliath was as good as dead, with no head.  He was especially determined that “All the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.”  David’s faith is inspiring, and gives us courage to face whatever lies ahead.  Unlike King Saul who sat in his tent shaking in his sandals.

Something everyone needs to understand about faith is is that faith is not believing something so strongly  that we make it so; it is believing that what God says and directs us to do is already so; and we act on it.

Jesus Christ the Son of God, God the Son had a passion for God, and for doing His will.  Jesus is actually a descendant of David as the Son of Man.  Jesus came to die for the sins of the world – my sins and your sins, to be buried, then He rose again conquering sin, death, and the grave.

On this Resurrection morning will you put your life in the hands of the One who died for you?  Will you call on the One who carried away your sin, shame, guilt, and condemnation in His burial?  Will you call on the One who rose and is living today?  His name is Jesus.

Call on Him.  Overcome that fear that is crippling you.  The giant of your sin has been defeated and beheaded.  It has been done that all the earth may know that there is Almighty God who lives, and changes lives.

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