09 March 2023: SEEK A CORRECT UNDERSTANDING OF THE COVENANT (1) – Genesis 17:1-4; 1 Samuel 17:1-54; Esther 3:1-9:32

As a young boy, David saw how every Jewish boy was circumcised on the eighth day and wondered why they had to go through such a painful process. So, he asked questions, “Why are you doing this thing? I know they did it for me, but why are you doing it?” They explained to him that it meant the boy was entering a covenant with Jehovah. “What does that mean?”, David asked further. “It means his enemies become the enemies of God”, David was told. It was that understanding that David confronted a lion with. Or what guts do you think a 17-year-old boy will have to face a lion alone in the bush? He also confronted a bear. A bear is an animal that one bullet cannot stop, yet David rose and collected his lamb from it (1 Sam. 17:34-35).

Therefore, when David saw Goliath, he asked, “Who is this guy?” The first thing he verified was that Goliath had no circumcision. Although everybody looked at Goliath and said he was too big for them to fight, David looked at him and said, “He’s so big, I can’t miss him even if I close my eyes” (1 Sam. 17:23-26). That was an understanding he had.

That was the same thing that Mordecai had (Est. 3:1-4). Mordecai knew that the Jews had a covenant of “I shall be the head and not the tail (Deu. 28:13a)” with God. So, when he heard that the king had made Haman the head, he said that it was a mistake, and he would not bow to Haman. The people asked why he would not bow, and he said, “I’m a Jew.”

When you say I’m a Christian, what does it mean? The Bible describes Christians as ambassadors of Christ.

(2 Cor. 5:20)

PRAYER: Lord, I will not just read Your Word to increase my spiritual vocabulary. I receive understanding through the ministry of the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Numbers 11:24-13:33; Mark 14:22-52; Psalm 52:1-9; Proverbs 11:1-3

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