Spiritual Warfare: 'It Hurts when Your Own Family Attacks You'

God's Power for Our Battles — Friday, December 6, 2024

The Israelites told David what would be done for the man who would kill Goliath. When David’s oldest brother Eliab heard David talking with the soldiers, he was angry with David. He asked David, "Why did you come here? Who’s taking care of those few sheep of yours in the desert? I know you are proud and wicked at heart. You came down here just to watch the battle."
— 1 Samuel 17:27-28 NCV

Today's Prayer

Lord, I guess almost everyone has experienced unexpected betrayal—You more than anyone. Even though it hurts, Lord, help me not to wallow in self-pity and paralyzing fear that it will happen again. Help me to forgive and work to forget, offering total forgiveness—just like Jesus did. Help me to follow His example and advice, Lord, and even pray for my enemies. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Illustration of 1 Samuel 17:27-28 NCV — The Israelites told David what would be done for the man who would kill Goliath. When David’s oldest brother Eliab heard David talking with the soldiers, he was angry with David. He asked David, "Why did you come here? Who’s taking care of those few sheep of yours in the desert? I know you are proud and wicked at heart. You came down here just to watch the battle."

About This Devotional

Spiritual Warfare is a daily devotional about God's power for our battles.

The Prayer for Spiritual Warfare is written by Steve Hemphill.