1 Samuel 17
With understanding and knowledge, boasting about God is glorifying God.
Who are you boasting about besides God?
Are you boasting about your strength?
In your boasting, allow God to be your strength.
David was a shepherd boy with an assignment to be caring for sheep when he killed a lion and bear by his strength and his might to deliver sheep in his care. Despite David’s strength and his might, he did not boast in himself, but he identified God as his strength and might to boast in God. Are you bosting about your strength?
With David’s boast in God, he confronted Goliath at his war of Philistines against the Israelites.
At the time of war between the Israelites and Philistines, Goliath repeatedly despised the Israelites and their God but David boasted in God to convince Saul for his permission to fight against Goliath. David stated before King Saul: “Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God. Moreover, David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!” (1 Samuel 17:36-37)
David’s boast in the Lord did not allow him to boast in his strength.
David’s boast in God was the evidence of why he was able to kill a lion and bear by his hand.
David’s boast in God is the testimony of David’s attention for God over his life.
One that gives attention to God will provoke God’s attention for one.
Against Goliath, David’s weapon was not of man but was the hand of God.
What is your boast about in life?
Among the things man boasts about consciously or consciously in life are their wisdom or riches. What to boast or what not to boast is stated in Jeremiah 9:23-24, “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these, I delight,”
In life, getting understanding and know that God matters the most.
In life, not boasting about God testifies not having an understanding or knowing God. Making your boast in God is a way of glorifying God with praise. To be acknowledging God is praising God. Psalm 50:23 buttress, “Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.” Allow boasting God to become your way of life.
Prayer for today: Ask that God will enable you to be boasting Him.