1 In the course of time, David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Gath and its surrounding villages from the
control of the Philistines.
2 David also defeated the Moabites, and they became subject to him and brought tribute.
3 Moreover, David fought Hadadezer king of Zobah, as far as Hamath, when he went to establish his control along the Euphrates River.
4 David captured a thousand of his chariots, seven thousand charioteers and twenty thousand foot soldiers. He hamstrung all but a
hundred of the chariot horses.
5 When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down twenty-two thousand of them.
6 He put garrisons in the Aramean kingdom of Damascus, and the Arameans became subject to him and brought tribute. The LORD gave
David victory everywhere he went.
Its not about us as much as it is about the God that is in us! The mountains and the valleys of life can push our emotions around. From anxiety to peace and defeat
to celebration, the situations of life may dictate our emotions. A more consistent emotional state can be found by realizing that it is not about us. It was the Lord who gave David victory everywhere he went (verse 6). We are not alone in this journey of
life, God is there for those who depend on Him. No matter what you are facing, trust in the Lord. I often remind my wife, Mandy, that the right things will take place at the right time as long as we are seeking the Lord and responding to His voice. God is
Here is what the Fire Bible says about verse 6: God desires to help, protect and give victory to his faithful people. As we pray and depend on God for strength
(verse 16:11), he opens a channel of blessing into our lives that brings us his help in times of trouble, gives us freedom from Satans power and guides us by his Spirit.
- Dedicate all areas of your life to the Lord (verse 11).
- Talk with your family about a battle that you may be facing, either personal, or for the whole family. Encourage one another to trust in the Lord. Pray for one
another and ask God for the direction and guidance needed to overcome this battle. If you are not facing any battles, take this time to worship the Lord for what he is doing in your lives.
Ask God for His direction and guidance for any battles you may find yourself in.
Pray for family or friends that may be struggling. Ask the Lord to reveal Himself to them in this battle.
Three-Year Reading Plan for the Week of Monday, July 27-Sunday August 2:
- Monday, July 27: 1 Chronicles 15
- Tuesday, July 28: 1 Chronicles 16
- Wednesday, July 29: 1 Chronicles 17
- Thursday, July 30: 1 Chronicles 18
- Friday, July 31: 1 Chronicles 19
- Saturday, August 1: 1 Chronicles 20
- Sunday, August 2: 1 Chronicles 21
TOM GROOT is National Mens Ministries Director.
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