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When your scared and up against big obstacles, know your not alone in the fight always trust in Jehovah and his power! Love it! @stvector greetings from Vina del Mar, Chile IMITATE THEIR FAITH | DAVID Â“The Battle Belongs to JehovahÂ” DAVID braced himself against the rush of soldiers jostling past him. They were wide-eyed with fear as they ran away from the battle line. What scared them so? Over and over, David must have heard them nervously repeating one word. It was the name of a man. And there, standing defiantly on the valley floor, was the man himself, perhaps looming larger than any man David had ever seen. Goliath!Â DavidÂ could see why the soldiers feared himÂ—he seemed impossibly huge, a mountain of a man. Even without his formidable armor, he probably weighed more than two large men combined. But he was heavily armed,Â andÂ he was an immensely strong, experienced warrior.Â GoliathÂ bellowed out a challenge. Imagine his booming voice echoing on the hillsides as he taunted the army of IsraelÂ andÂ their king, Saul. He dared any man to come forwardÂ andÂ fight him, to settle this war in single combat!Â—1Â Samuel 17:4-10. The Israelites cowered. King Saul cowered. The situation,Â DavidÂ learned, had been dragging on for over a month! The two armies, PhilistineÂ andÂ Israelite, remained deadlocked asÂ GoliathÂ repeated his taunts day after day.Â DavidÂ was distressed. How humiliating to think of IsraelÂ’s kingÂ andÂ his soldiers, including three ofÂ DavidÂ’s older brothers, cringing in fear! InÂ DavidÂ’s eyes, this paganÂ GoliathÂ was doing far worse than embarrassing the army of Israel; he was insulting the God of Israel, Jehovah! But what couldÂ David, a mere youth, do about it?Â AndÂ what can we today learn from the faith ofÂ David?Â—1Â Samuel 17:11-14. ToÂ David, the situation was not tolerable. How could the army of the living God, Jehovah, flee in terror from a mere manÂ—andÂ a pagan at that?Â DavidÂ sawÂ GoliathÂ’s taunts as a direct insult to Jehovah. So he began talking eagerly to the soldiers about defeatingÂ Goliath. Before long,Â DavidÂ’s oldest brother, Eliab, got wind ofÂ DavidÂ’s talk. He rebuked his younger brother harshly, accusing him of being there only to witness the carnage of battle. ButÂ DavidÂ answered him: Â“What have I done now? I was only asking a question!Â” Then he went right on speaking confidently about defeatingÂ Goliath, until someone repeated his words to Saul. The king orderedÂ DavidÂ to be brought before him.Â—1Â Samuel 17:23-31. DavidÂ spoke these encouraging words to the king aboutÂ Goliath: Â“Let no one lose heart because of him.Â” SaulÂ andÂ his men had indeed lost heart because ofÂ Goliath. Perhaps they had madeÂ the natural mistake of comparing themselves to that huge man, picturing how they came up only to the manÂ’s midriff or chest. They imagined that armored giant making short work of them. ButÂ DavidÂ did not think that way. As we will see, he saw the problem in a completely different light. So he offered to fightÂ GoliathÂ himself.Â—1Â Samuel 17:32. Today, servants of God do not engage in carnal warfare. That time has passed. (Matthew 26:52) Still, we do need to imitate the faith of David. Like him, we need to see Jehovah as realÂ—as the only God to serve and to hold in awe. We may, at times, feel small in comparison to our problems, but our problems are small compared to JehovahÂ’s limitless power. If we choose Jehovah as our God and we put faith in him as David did, then no challenge, no problem, need daunt us. Nothing is beyond the power of Jehovah to conquer! https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2016327?q=david+and+goliath&p=par
Jehovah Will Not Delay “Even if [the vision] should delay, keep in expectation of it; for it will without fail come true. It will not be late.”—HABAKKUK 2:3. “It Will Not Be Late” ???☄️?☄️??? Why must we keep on the watch? ?? As Jehovah’s Witnesses sound God’s warning today, they must be ever alert to heed the concluding words of Jesus’ great prophecy: “Keep on the watch, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether late in the day or at midnight or at cockcrowing or early in the morning; in order that when he arrives suddenly, he does not find you sleeping. But what I say to you I say to all, Keep on the watch.” (Mark 13:35-37) Like Habakkuk, and in harmony with Jesus’ words, we must keep on the watch! ???☄️?☄️??? For good reason, Jehovah gave Habakkuk this rousing commission: “Write down the vision, and set itout plainly upon tablets, in order that the one reading aloud from it may do so fluently. For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it keeps panting on to the end, and it will not tell a lie. Even if it should delay, keep in expectation of it; for it will without fail come true. It will not be late.” (Habakkuk 2:2, 3) ???☄️?☄️??? Today, wickedness and violence run rampant throughout the earth, indicating that we stand at the very brink of “the great and fear-inspiring day of Jehovah.” (Joel 2:31) Encouraging, indeed, are Jehovah’s own words of assurance: “It will not be late”! ???☄️?☄️??? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2000084?q=it+will+not+be+late&p=par