God chose the foolishness of preaching whereby we can be saved, according to I Corinthians 1:21: ‘it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.
“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” – John 14:15-17
“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” -Philippians 2:9-11
David’s brothers and mighty men eventually finished the job of slaying the giants of their enemies. David had slayed Goliath, but he had 4 brothers. That’s why David picked up 5 smooth stones and the first hit its target. In this passage of 2 Samuel 21:15-22 we uncover some identifications of spiritual giants and the strategies to slay them.
What breaks your heart? Have you felt shattered lately? What feels crippled in your emotions? What part of you is maimed, wrecked or crushed?
God is near you right now to comfort and mend you with His gold to increase your value. The word of your testimony that overcomes the accuser in your life, becomes a valuable history that increases your spiritual status and in turn encourages other broken vessels to endure and follow the same process of mending by the great artisan that loves you and gave Himself for you.
In order to have an understanding with someone, you have to have a special relationship. There are unspoken laws and references to a long history and a fondness that allows room to make mistakes. But there is also a responsibility to remain transparent so that the understanding can continue – that understanding is so precious that you willing to work through anything together to preserve it. Without Jesus we would never have had an understanding with the Father, the fact that Jesus came to earth when He was sent, opened up new levels of understanding so that our relationship with the Father can grow.