MEMORY VERSE: But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day. Judges 15:19
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Peter 1 – 1 John 2
Numbers 14:28 says: “Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:” Friend, you will have what you confess not what you want. When David stood before Goliath, a formidable enemy, he confessed the result he wanted not his feeling. He did not have a sword to fight Goliath with yet, he told him, “This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee….that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel (1 Samuel 17:46).” David slang a stone and it smote Goliath in his forehead and he fell. He ran to Goliath, picked his big sword and cut off his head as he had confessed. Friend, do not worry about how your confessions will come to past. Confess what you want and leave the rest to God; He will work circumstances in your favour to make your confessions a reality. After cutting Goliath’s head with his own sword, I thought David was going to cast away the sword, and run with the head to the king. He did something wise: he kept the sword (1 Samuel 17:54). On the other hand, Samson cast away the jawbone he used to secure victory over the Philistines. Shortly after this, the bible records that “he was sore athirst” (Judges 15:18). When the thirst became unbearable, he cried out to heaven and God directed him to the ‘jawbone’ he threw away earlier. Judges 15:19 says: “But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day.”
The jawbone that God used to give Samson victory was the same jawbone God used to quench his thirst. Samson’s ‘jawbone of an ass’ had a lot of potentials but he did not know it. Friend, that ‘jawbone’ that brought you victory, is full of potentials. That jawbone of an ass i.e. selfless service in the vineyard of God, zeal for the work of God, sacrificial giving, character , integrity, to mention a few, has a lot of potentials. Keep it so that you can realize its potential. Thank God Samson found the ‘jawbone,’ he would have died of thirst if he didn’t. Your sacrificial giving has the potential to pay off your debt and prosper you. The same sword David used to cut off Goliath’s head was the same sword he used to defend himself against Saul. Had it been David did not keep Goliath’s sword, he would have left Ahimelech’s house without a sword to defend himself with (1 Samuel 21:8-9). Whilst in this world, challenges are inevitable so do not throw away ‘Goliath’s sword’ that brought you victory. Do not say, “i have cut Goliath’s head, i have no need for his sword again.” No, you need Goliath’s sword to defend yourself against ‘Saul.’ Do not say, “i am married, there is no need to serve in the vineyard of God,” or “i have been promoted, i will not be zealous for the things of God again.” You still need that ‘jawbone’ to keep you in employment even after you have been employed. You still need that ‘jawbone’ even after marriage.
THOUGHT: Do not relent in what you are doing for the Lord. It is profitable now and will be profitable in the world to come.
PRAYER: Father, please give me the wisdom required to keep those you have strategically placed around me to help me.
Bro Samuel | Reaching the world for Jesus.