Verse of the day
And nothing of theirs was lacking, either small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything which they had taken from them; David recovered all.
Redemption is beautiful, all-encompassing, and many times in the life of David, as a shepherd, warrior, father, psalmist, king, we catch glimpses of many of the provisions that have been availed us in redemption. His conflict with the Amalekites is one of such.
The Amalekites invasion of David’s home, while he was away, bears semblance to what befell mankind in the fall, when it chose the words of the tempter over God’s word. This act of disbelief (and disobedience) by the first man ushered us into a loss of all that we had in God. He took the divine strength given us in Creation and handed it to the tempter, thus becoming subject to him. This would affect his sons, daughters, and all who would come after him, including you.
But redemption recovered all…
As challenging as it may have been, David recovered ALL that he had lost in the invasion by simply believing and working with God’s word. No person, no object was left unrecovered. And as it was with David, so it is with you. Christ, in addition to saving you from your sins, recovered all that you lost in the fall. He brought healing and health, and unrestricted access to the Father. There is nothing that was lost at the very beginning that Christ has not recovered for you.
An understanding of this reveals that your fight is not with the devil as David’s was with the Amalekites. Your victory has been gotten in Christ and you must believe His word to you, that in Him, you have recovered all and are no more in bondage to the enemy. Your sole responsibility, therefore, is to engage and fellowship with Christ to walk in this victory.
References: 1 John 5:4,5
Father, I accept the utter victory that Christ has won for me in redemption. All have been recovered for me.
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