Inspiring Others

I Chronicles 20:6 And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant. 7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David’s brother slew him.

David’s nephew takes out another giant. This man of great stature mocks God and Israel just like Goliath had done. He thinks that he is safe because of his enormous physical size. He openly and freely mocked Israel. David’s nephew wouldn’t stand for that. He had seen or at least heard of his uncle taking care of another giant that defied God. He wanted in on the excitement.

When David killed Goliath, there were no giant killers in the land. All would have quaked in fear, but once one stood up and had victory, then others believed that they could as well. David had indirectly inspired his nephew and others. Killing a giant wasn’t near as big a deal by this time in Israel’s history.

What are you inspiring people to do? How is your life affecting the lives of others? Do you give them the courage to be used by God? Do you encourage them to greater and greater things in the Lord? We do have more influence on others than we think. We aren’t even thinking about that. We have no idea that others are watching us but they are. We must remember that others are watching and seeing how serving God is working in our lives.

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