We all have our Goliath’s in our lives. If could be a sin of sexual immorality, addiction to drugs or other substance or it could be loving money. In our battle to overcome these temptations we need to remember that there is a reward for overcoming the Goliath that may be threatening or pressuring us to sin. It helps the battle to know what is on the other side of the battle when you come out victorious and this verse gives us some insight into how God intends to bless you once you defeat your Goliath. But that is not it. When you defeat your Goliath, God will bless you in three ways and it wont only be for yourself.
I believe that there is nothing written in the bible that is just there. Every line is significant, has importance and can bring a lot of revelation into the lives of the reader. This is why we need to study our bibles and pay attention to every line. The verse that I am going to talk about today is from 1 Samuel 17:25.
Now the Israelites had been saying, “Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out to defy Israel. The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter in marriage and will exempt his family from taxes in Israel.”
You Will be Blessed
“The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him…”
This is only the first level of blessing that you will receive once you defeat your Goliath. God will bless you. This blessing may come in different forms but expect God to shower down a blessing upon you for being victorious in battle. In biblical times, the Kings had all the money, so wen this verse says that the King will give you great wealth just know that it’s the equivalent to Warren Buffet writing you a cheque for up to half of what he is worth. When you defeat your Goliath expect to be blessed abundantly that you will be able to enjoy the fullness that God has for you.
The Generations after you are Blessed
“…He will also give him his daughter in marriage…”
On the surface this looks like it was only a blessing for David. He would get to marry the Kings daughter which more than likely would be one of the most beautiful women in the land. However looking at it deeper we see that this is a generations blessing. Marrying the king’s daughter meant that their children would fall under the Kings lineage and be entitled to receive an inheritance. In simple terms, David’s kids would be set for life. The way that we should think of this is once we defeat our Goliath, our children will not need to fight against it. You would’ve cut off every generational curse or bondage so that your children can stand on your victory and will not have to fight the same battles that you fought. This too is one of the rewards waiting for you once you are able to defeat your Goliath.
Your Family Will be Blessed
“…will exempt his family from taxes in Israel.”
Again, You can look at this and think that it is only a blessing for you. But what this verse is saying is that there is a blessing that is available for the household that you came from. Your father and mother household. This is also including all your siblings. Keep in mind that once you overcome your Keep in mind that once you overcome your sin this can bring great deliverance to others in your family. They may have watched you struggle with a sin and know your testimony so once you are delivered and defeat your Goliath they will see and this can be an encouragement for them that they can do it as well.
Think of all these thinks as you fight against your Goliath. The rewards for your victory is great. It’s not only for you but it can be shared with your children and children’s children and also have a retroactive effect on your families. Keep these things in mind when you are tempted and feel the pressure. Keep your mind focused on the spoils and rewards that will come as result of the victory. God is faithful, he will not allow you to be tempted more than you can manage as it mentioned in 1 Corinthians 10:13. Know where God is directing you and follow that path. If you need help, I’ve created a document that can help you that can be easily downloaded by clicking here or entering your information below.