“…quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.”
Talk about tales of adventure. The Old Testament is filled with mighty men and women as real as any in history. The major difference in these characters is that they accomplished these mighty feats knowing as they transpired that the real hero was God. Whether individually or as a group, they relied upon their faith rather than their sword.
The masses gave David credit, and even Saul confused an act of God with the apparent hero. Somehow David kept his feet on the ground. Make no mistake, David and the other great heroes of faith knew their own limitations. Whether lions, bears, or giants, the credit went not to the arm of David but the power of God.
We know it wasn’t hair that made Samson strong. The hair was just a reminder that God was Samson’s power. However God intervened in the results of the actions of the heroes, it was to demonstrate the power of faith not of the individual, and they all knew it.
Task for Today: What is the power in your life today? Is it your skill or intellect? Perhaps it is your position in society or wealth. Whatever it is, it is limited in its scope. Only when you exchange the power of earth for the power of heaven can you reach the stars. Allow faith to control the skill and intellect.