“Expert with shield and spear.” 1 Chronicles 12:8

It’s thrilling remembering the thirty mighty men of valor! All the warriors listed right there on paper as defenders of king David.

What an exciting foreshadowing of being in God’s family! The word of God says their faces were like the faces of lions and they were swift as gazelles upon the mountains.

I get fired up imagining the ability and bravery available to me through the power of God. But this morning I’m noticing something more than the skill and intensity of knowing and proclaiming God’s truth.

It was right there in verse 18: “Then the Spirit clothed Amasai, chief of the thirty, and he said, ‘We are yours, O David.'”

We’re not just special people—we are God’s own special peopleWe have the Father of all fathers who loves and protects, clothes our nakedness with His own blood. A Savior whose mercy rises like the sun, whose plan and purpose is to walk us home. A Shepherd who speaks to us in a tongue only our spirit can understand. A Holy Spirit who lives in us so we are never without help.

We win the day not because of what we know—but because of Who we belong to. 

Published by JoAnn

It amazes me how a few words can change a life.

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