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THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE Friday, October 30, 2020.

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4 weeks 2 days ago #10450 by FemiClef
TOPIC: OVERCOMING YOUR GREAT ENEMY OF SUCCESS

Read 1 Samuel 17:31-37
31 Now when the words which David spoke were heard, they reported them to Saul; and he sent for him.
32 Then David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”
33 And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”
34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock,
35 I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it.
36 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.”
37 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!”

MEMORISE:
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." (1 Samuel 17:37)

EXPOSITION
Proverbs 3:5 admonishes us to trust in the LORD with all our hearts, and not lean on our own understanding. A Bible Commentary on this verse says; "Wholly and securely rely upon God's wisdom, power, and goodness, and upon His providence and promises, for direction and help in all thine affairs and dangers. Think not to accomplish thy designs by the strength of thine own understanding, without God's blessing."
This clearly summarised the way to overcome your great enemy of success as exemplified by David in the passage above. Whereas Saul and all Israel were viewing the situation from human perspective with confidence of their armour and self-glorification, David viewed the situation from a spiritual perspective, a practical faith, and a deliberate focus on God's glory.
David believed in the living God who was in a covenant relationship with His people. David not only had faith in the Lord; he also had faith in the Lord in this difficult and challenging situation. As Paul expressed it, "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me" (Phil. 4:13). When David heard Goliath's taunt, he didn't think of himself, rather, he was concerned about God's glory.
Therefore, to overcome the great enemy of success, we need to view the situation from a spiritual perspective (God's wisdom, power, and goodness, and upon his providence and promises), have a practical faith in the living God and deliberate focus on God's glory.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord Jesus, grant me the grace to trust in You with all my heart in facing any situations in my life.
2. Heavenly Father, give me the grace not to lean on my own understanding while facing the challenges of life, in Jesus' name.
3. Holy Spirit, give all Christians especially those in the troubled area of the world the grace to have a practical faith in the living God with deliberate focus on God's glory.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
Jeremiah 17 - 18

Author: CAC WORLDWIDE
Remain blessed!

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