SMOOTH GRACE

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”              2 Corinthians 12:9

The giant known as Goliath was issuing threats that had the whole Hebrew Army paralyzed with fear. 1 Samuel 17:11 says, “When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.” The word “dismayed” here is from the Hebrew word “chathath” and it literally means “to terrify.” But, David relyied on his “Covenant of Grace” with Jehovah as seen in his reference to Goliath as an “uncircumcised Philistine.”  David believed that because he had a covenant with the “Lord of Host” there was no possible way that Goliath could defeat him. David knew that man for man” he couldn’t stand up to the Philistine’s greatest warrior, but he saw himself inside the covenant.  And it was from that revelation that he shouted back to Goliath, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”

King Saul tried to help David as best he could by offering him his own personal armor, but it was too big and cumbersome.  The truth is, when we’re faced with a giant-sized challenge sometimes the traditional and familiar things, although good, may not work. Saul’s armor represents man’s work and self-effort, and no amount of self-effort or works can defeat a giant like that.

God led David to pick five smooth stones that day and although those stones had never been proven in battle, they represented the Grace of God. Grace is defined as “God’s unmerited, undeserved favor, blessing, Divine ability and enablement. The number “five” is the number of grace and although it only took one stone to kill Goliath, David wanted to go into this situation in the full grace and power of the Lord. What is also interesting is that these stones were smooth, just as the grace of God always shows up so smoothly in our lives. God’s grace can cause any situation to take a smooth turnaround. And, His Grace can smooth out the areas in our lives that have otherwise been rough, hard and rigid. When God’s Grace is received in any situation, it will smooth out the circumstances and allow us to walk in hope and victory.

Today, receive the grace of God and let it be your real, tangible, and true source of victory over any giant you may be facing in your business, workplace, or life and just like with Goliath, you will see that giant fall to the ground.

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