Judge Not By Your Own Eyes

20 Jan

David spoke to Saul:
“Let your majesty not lose courage.
I am at your service to go and fight this Philistine.”
But Saul answered David,
“You cannot go up against this Philistine and fight with him,
for you are only a youth, while he has been a warrior from his youth.”  (1 Sm 17:32-33)

Saul was in a pickle.  His enemies were confronting him and he felt that all would be lost.  At that moment, David came up to him and told him that he wanted to go and face the enemy in order to bring victory to Saul and his people.

Saul, most likely looking through the eyes of fear, doubted that David could be victorious.  Saul was judging by human standards and, sizing up the enemy, knew that David was a puny youth and would not stand a chance.

David may have been handicapped in many ways.  He may have been young.  He may have been small.  He may have been less experienced in battle.  But David knew something, something very important.  David knew that he was in the hands of God and that God would go into battle with him.

He talked Saul into letting him confront the enemy and, with the help of God, David was victorious.

There are many times in our lives when we judge by externals.  In doing so, we often forget to view the world through the eyes of God.  We have more available to us than what we can see with our own two eyes.  We need to view things through the eyes of faith as well as our own physical senses.

God waits to be a part of our lives.  If we trust in Him, He will never fail us.

FAITH ACTION:  Ask the Lord to inform your decisions today so that you may judge wisely and be better able to do His will.