Devoted: Examining Key Men In The Bible

Day 1 of 7 • This day’s reading

Say What?

David spoke up on behalf of God to fight the giant.

Breakdown: When I was in junior high school, there was a bully by the name of Kenny that everyone was afraid of. He was taller than everyone else, he “looked” stronger than everyone else, and no one wanted to fight him. One day Kenny finally did enough to make me want to stop avoiding him.

This is the same place we find David in our scripture. He is traveling to the battlefield not to fight, but to bring lunch, when he hears about this bully named Goliath, a Philistine, talking some serious smack. David gets tired of hearing Goliath speak negatively about his God and he decides to do something about it. David was the smallest and most inexperienced person on the battlefield, but he was also the most devoted and faithful. God intends for you to be like David with your peers, to speak up on behalf of Him while everyone else remains silent, in fear of the giant.

What is the giant in your life or community today? What keeps you from what God has planned or what God wants to do? Today might be the day God wants you to step up and speak out against your friends that aren’t doing the right thing.

Prayer: Lord, help me to see how, where and to whom I can speak up for You. Lord, don’t allow me to be silent in moments when I should speak up for you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Live it out: Today, look for areas in your life where you can speak up for God. Maybe it’s your next tweet or post on Instagram or Vine. It could be the next text message you send to a friend. Whatever it is, look for a way to speak on behalf of God to answer the challenge.