May 1, 2023 – Run Toward The Enemy

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Run Toward The Enemy

  May 1, 2023
  Daily Reading – 1 Samuel 16-17 / Luke 19:28-48



1 Samuel 17:48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.



        Many years ago, in Mississippi at a local zoo with our family, something out of the ordinary happened. We were all just enjoying a fun day at the zoo when a cheetah broke free from its cage and was dragging a little boy by his clothing. The management of the zoo was directing people inside the buildings around us. However, my cousin and I could see the cheetah in a clearing, dragging the little boy and we moved toward them. When we did, the animal dropped the little boy and seemed disoriented. The little boy cried, “please help me mister.” I said, “just be still, do not move.” About that time a man stepped up beside me. I said quietly, “sir, if you are not with the zoo, do not go out there.” He said, “I am with the zoo,” and within a few moments the cheetah was captured, and the little boy was ok. What made us go toward the danger? All I can say is, that little boy needed help, or he may have been mauled. When the papers interviewed us, we both said; “God used us to help that little boy in his time of need.”


        When David stepped out to fight the Giant Philistine Goliath, God’s people Israel were being threatened. He knew God had delivered him in the past from danger and just thought he could help. He was not trying to be a hero. He was not trying to show off. He just saw a situation where someone was in danger, and he thought he could help. So, giving God the glory, David stepped toward the enemy. 



        1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” Someone out there is being attacked by the devil and needs your help.


Will you step in, toward the enemy for God?


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 Founder and Executive Director
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