While getting ready for the message this week I’ve been meditating on the importance of covenant to David.
In a lot of the Old Testament the process of circumcision is used as a picture for covenant relationship.
When David came to the camp of the army he asked about whom the Philistine giant was.
He said, “for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” (1 Samuel 17 v 26)
What David was really saying was that this guy, whoever he is, is not in a covenant relation ship with God.
He was not circumcised; he was not covered by the covenant.
David however knew he was circumcised; he knew he was in a covenant relationship with God.
And David also knew the blessings and benefits that he was entitled to.
He knew the Lord would deliver him from the giant Philistine (1 Samuel 17 v 37).
We need to learn from this, we need to know that we are living under the New Covenant and we need to know the benefits and blessings that this brings us.
Knowing the covenant we live under twill always help us deal with issues and challenges (dare I say giants) that we will encounter in life.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that because of the finished work of Jesus we now live under the New Covenant”.
Romans 6 v 14…..For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace