Scripture Reading:1Samuel 17:43-45. The Philistine asked David, “Am I a dog that you come at me with sticks?” Then the Philistine cursed David by his own gods and told David, “Come to me! I’ll give your flesh to the birds of the sky and to the beasts of the field.” Then David told the Philistine, “You come at me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of the armies of Israel whom you have defied.
Reflections: Goliath could not believe that such a tiny little boy like David will accept the challenge to fight a giant like himself. He felt this was so insulting to him. This anger sparked off an exchange of words. He began to curse the lad with his huge voice. His diction however, failed to change the mind of David. Interestingly but significantly so, David spoke back too and even more authoritatively. The war of words raged on fiercely while David rushed towards him with a stone in his sling. In a second, David let out the stone which killed the giant instantly. It is significant to note the importance of words when it comes to spiritual warfare. The devil infiltrates our minds with intimidating and negative words regarding situations and conditions of life. Until we renounce and counter those words, we will remain at the loosing end. Like David, until you win the war of words you cannot win the substantive war.
Prayer: Dear Lord, give me grace to win every war of words instigated by the devil.
Confession: I subdue every thought and voice of the devil. I am a winner in the war of words.