Daily Devotional


A Divine Identity

14th November 2020

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17: 1-53


“Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.” (1 Samuel 17: 36)

Prior to our Focal Scripture, Goliath had described the armies of Israel as servants to Saul (see vs. 8). Goliath minimized their identity. He gave them a convenient description that made them seem little. He gave them a description that began and ended in the physical. David eventually showed up, and he described the armies of Israel as the armies of the living God. David described the armies of Israel from a spiritual perspective.

Friend, you may indeed look like ‘servants of Saul’, but you are the ‘armies of the living God’. You may look small in the eyes of men, but you belong to a God who owns the entire universe. You may seem little in the eyes of those who want to crush you, but you serve a God who has an innumerable company of angels to deploy on your behalf. You may look little in the eyes of your opposers, but you are seated in high places with Christ.

You may look like a ‘servant of Saul’, but there is more than eyes can see. You may seem like some fellow who can be easily crushed by enemies, but unknown to your enemies, you have a company of angels guarding your every step and ensuring that the will of the enemy does not prevail. You may not have as much resources as you need, but you serve a God who owns a thousand cattle on a thousand hills. You are more than you look.

You have a divine identity. God has surnamed you. The mark of God is upon your life. Favour speaks for you. Grace made the difference in your life. You prevail over the same things that prevailed over others. You are higher than the spiritual wickedness that has been raised in your city or nation. You are greater than the ‘Goliaths’ that have arisen to feast on your flesh. You are more than the multitudes that may have gathered against you.

Live in the consciousness of the fact that you are more than people see or think. You are not insignificant; you are not a servant of Saul; you are part of the armies of the living God; you bear a divine identity.


I am more than people see; my identity is divine, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.” (2 Corinthians 5: 16)

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