Chronicles 20:6-8 “There was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature who had twenty-four fingers and toes, six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot; and he also was descended from the giants. When he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea, David’s brother, killed him.”
David gained fame by slaying Goliath. But there were more giants that the Israelites would face. During a battle at Gath, they confronted one of these giants who, like Goliath, taunted Israel. We can imagine how he must have defiantly mocked God. But Jonathan, learning from the example of his uncle, David, demonstrated courage, faith, and boldness. And, like his uncle, he succeeded in killing the giant!
Jonathan displayed important principles that apply in our spiritual lives. We may know about others who have faced giants. We may have read about great things done by other men and women of God–how they overcame colossal opposition, performed miracles, faced Satan and emerged triumphant. But are we sure we could defeat the enemy’s “giants” in our own lives?
The Bible teaches that we have within us the “same Spirit” that raised Christ (Romans 8:11). Jesus told us, “He who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father” (John 14:12). “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you” (Matthew 17:20).
Today, remember that God already has given you the authority in Jesus’ name to slay giants, move mountains, and do great things for His Kingdom. Don’t give in to doubt, but have the boldness, courage, and faith to put God’s Word into practice and take action against the enemy.
You don’t have to let the giants continue to taunt and defy you. Move forward boldly into victory!
Father, help me to face the difficult situations in my life with faith and boldness. Forgive me for doubting You. Thank You for giving me victory! In Jesus’ name. Amen.
I love this story because God will always give you the necks of your enemies.