October 4, Fight for Victory
Today’s reading: Psalms 16-20
“For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure” - Psalm 18:31-32.
It is interesting that David was the focus and author for much of the book of Psalms, and while he was a king, poet, song writer and shepherd, he was also a warrior. Much of what he wrote had to do with war, and much of the book of Revelation also contains the war theme. If David was a warrior and Jesus is depicted as a warrior, then the warrior must be part of your identity, too! God wants to teach you to fight for your inheritance, for the fighting will enhance your appreciation for your victory and will give you incentive to keep your winnings and not give them away cheaply. Paul wrote his beloved disciple Timothy and mentioned the warrior aspect of faith to him when he said,
Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith (1 Timothy 1:18-19).
Is God arming you with strength? If so, for what purpose? Where do you need to fight for your victory in Christ? For family? Career? Finances? Ministry? Overcoming a prevailing sin?